I hear ya , like I said its al situational , some situations offer no alternative or time . The good cop values human life , the bad one doesnt care one way or the other , but thats in everyday situations for the work they do , on the job . Unless we turned into North Korea , they are also trained to make an attempt if the situation permits . In a SHTF condition , like we envision , cops are now civilians , there is no law , they are just individuals trying to get through it , like everybody else . They , like the rest of us will do the best they can , only difference is , they will have the edge on spotting and assessing the situation in front of them , and will act according to their judgement …………..like the rest of us . I believe very strongly , that every individual has the right and obligation to self defense or defense of others . Good luck to all .