Diamantino "D" Araujo
Hometown: Cape Verde Island – moved to Roxbury, Mass., at age 10
Unit: Gang (Day)
Years on Force: 7
"D" Araujo grew up in Roxbury with his best friend and partner, Manny Canuto. They ended up both going to the academy. Now, they work to protect their old neighborhood from gang violence. A little less than a year ago, "D" was involved in a shooting on the job that left him unharmed but shaken. Months later, every day continues to be part of his mental and emotional recovery. Going home every night to his wife and two kids is only a reminder of how much he puts on the line every time he goes to work.