During her job as a police officer, Arina Koltsova was used to dealing with unruly suspects. So when one spat in her face while she was on duty, she simply carried on with her job.

But that moment changed Arina’s life forever.

Little did she know that this day would be the beginning of the end of her life.

Arina lived and worked in the city Kiev – Ukraine’s capital. Working as a police officer was demanding and it often led to her┬áhaving to detain suspects on the street.

So when an occurrence happened on New Years Day 2016, Arina and her partner thought it was just a normal day at work. They had been patrolling the streets when something caught their attention – a nearby man appeared to be breaking the law.

The cops made their way over to the man and tried to arrest him, but the man refused to be cuffed and put up a fight. A violent struggle between the suspect and Arina began.