“…they want to go home to their children.”
I have a huge problem with this attitude.
If a Cops first instinct and greatest concern is this, he should not be a Cop.
I have worked in Combat Zones and sure, I want to go home to my family as well. I’m working in a Combat Zone now. If that were my first and greatest concern, there is no way that I could do my job.
I would make poor decisions constantly.
As a matter of fact, I believe that part of the reason that we have lost the initiative in Afghanistan is due to our risk aversion. General don’t want to have casualties. We don’t go out there to the Afghans. We don’t take the battle to the enemy. We sit on FOBs and let the enemy come at us.
We’re cowards. I think that is the problem with many police and much of the police leadership. They are fearful.