Has anybody noticed the huge underlying error hanging out there: Why are police officers the focus?
Why not all citizens? Total homicides due to guns--each of which was a justification for the deceased to be armed in self-defense.
All it takes to disassemble the Washington Compost article public opinion campaign is to point out that the Bureau of Labor statistics for (2008?) show police were not even in the top ten percent of dangerous professions. Roofers, cab drivers, professional aircraft pilots, fishermen--all were in the top ten.