CHICAGO — Jim Mullen has a saying: "When life gives you lemons . . . well, I make applesauce."
The guy speaks from experience. On Oct. 16, 1996, Mullen was a plainclothes Chicago cop when a bad guy shot him in the face with a .357 caliber pistol. The bullet went through his cheek and lodged in his spinal column, leaving him a quadriplegic.
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