With urban combat skills and great survival instincts, Joel was known to the police force as the first rookie to bring down a band of armed savages. A total of 17 savages were killed. The remaining 5 were wounded and captured. In the process Joel was critically injured while trying to save an innocent civilian from a grenade explosion. Unfortunately, the explosion killed the civilian and the shrapnel blasted through both of Joel’s arms. The injury was so severe at that no medical expertise was able to save them. As a result Joel’s arms had to be amputated to prevent infection that would have been life threatening.