About the Author
Mario Oliveira is a retired Police Detective from the Somerville, Massachusetts Police Department. He was shot in the line of duty, died, and was brought back to life on November 2, 2010. Mario subsequently started a non-profit organization, the Violently Injured Police Officers Organization (VIPO), and has dedicated his life to ensuring that other officers and their families have the resources they need when a law enforcement officer is killed or violently injured in the line of duty. He also serves as the New England Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) president.
Mario received an Honorary BS in Criminal Justice from Fisher College, in which a scholarship in his name was founded. He is the most highly decorated police officer in the history of the Somerville Police Department. Mario resides in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, with his wife Christy and their three sons.
Mario Oliveira is the writer of Gunrunner, which he co-authored with Keith Knotek.