Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Officer Alline Santana

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments

On August 8th, 2004 after being called for an occurrence of an assault attempt at gas station in Varzea Grande – MT in Brazil, officer Alline Santana and her partner noticed while patrolling the station that the workers were not close to the pumps, so they bravely entered the office in the back of the station where they were greeted with gunfire. Unfortunately, officer Alline was struck in her knee making her fall to the ground. The suspect approached and shot her again with his stolen .38 caliber gun, this time in her chest.


Due to the proper use of her vest, she survived with just superficial injuries in her chest area, allowing her to continue her ten-year career at the Military Police of Mato Grosso State. Officer Alline was wearing a vest made with DuPont™ Kevlar® - IIIA level, which saved her life.

“I want my history to benefit other officials, because without the good use of my vest I wouldn´t be here to tell you that it really works.” Alline Santana.

In honor of the thousands of brave law enforcement officers who wear body armor made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber, DuPont is committed to make materials that help to protect those who protect us. Whether stopping a bullet, or protecting against stabs and hand-made weapons, the science behind DuPont™ Kevlar® helps police officers come home safely. Because of the people who protect us place the safety of others before themselves, DuPont continuously strives to findsolutions to help to protect them — even in the most challenging situations. 

The Dare Bigger™ brand platform represents inspiration for anyone who relies on the safety and performance of Kevlar®. The science behind this advanced material, coupled with its strength and durability, allows us to push boundaries, defy limits and challenge the conventional. From athletes to astronauts, law enforcement, military, first responders and industrial workers, Kevlar® enables anyone with an imagination and a job to do to Dare Bigger™.

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