Originally Posted by JUPITERASC
IMO the most interesting factor is that a policeman not only prevented him from injuring himself severely but also stopped him from possibly ending his life
Yes! He said he'd rather die than go to prison. The policeman had 25 years of experience in this field and he said he was prepared for the convict to:
run, fight back, try to injure himself or injure the policeman.
So what planet would be "the police"?