On another post, there was input to keep an extra "front door key" chained on to a glow stick device. Then it could be tossed out into the yard and retrieved/used.
Once, from a second story bedroom, I used a large mag lite to "spotlight" the officers car and I tossed him our condo key because they needed to clear the first floor.
Hopefully, door won't have to get destoyed. But that's better than anyone getting hurt.