While I have not had time to go forth onto the web and read the reports about this incident, from what I've seen here, there still appears to be alot that remains unknown. Were there hostages? Was Dorner firing at officers? Has it been confirmed that Dorner was even in the building? Even if he was, I'm unaware of any tactical response protocol that includes burning down a building around a suspect.
While I understand the officers' urge to "get" Dorner, it's undisputed that he had not faced a trial of a jury of his peers. I have very, very grave reservations about police carrying out summary executions.
I will also caution everyone posting in this thread to avoid getting caught up in some of the bloodlust surrouding this event in their postings.
A gunfight is not the time to learn new skills.
If you ever have a real need for more than a couple of magazines, your problem is not a shortage of magazines. It's a shortage of people on your side of the argument. -- Art Eatman