I am sure that you have heard that is the #1 rule. I know I say it and the guys I work with say it.. But you might be loosing something in its true meaning. The truth of it is that I watch their backs and they watch mine. We make sure that no matter how rough it gets or how crazy it is, we all go home at the end of the shift. Maybe we arrest 1 person, 5 people or 50. Maybe we have to take a life to do it. But no matter what, we go home at the end of the shift.
Yes there are cowards out there who have perverted this. They are a waste of breath if you ask me and should free up a position for somebody who deserves it. But they are a severe minority. Most people are profesional and realize that part of their duty is to face the dangers that most people would run from. Its our duty to Protect and Serve.