Sorry if my post/s were offensive to anyone...
The irony of what you are posting given the thread topic never occurred to you?
Everything that you say to be true about police are true about everyone. No leader is going to stand up and say that lives of his men are worth less than that of anyone else's.
Police are mostly like everyone else they make decisions about what they want to do with their lives given dangerous situations and then go do it. The biggest difference is that they see a whole lot more dangerous situations than most people.