Saturday, August 22, 2009

Officer, Do Your Duty

"For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil." Romans 13:4

Typically, when an officer uses deadly force, he will have feelings of guilt, sadness, remorse. There is no reason to have those feelings. If you lawfully use deadly force against a violent subject, then you as a police officer are doing the work that God has given you do to against those who do evil. It is not up to the individual officer to determine when he will use deadly force. That determination will be made by laws, agency policy and training. Police officers are the instruments of those laws.

The officers decision to use deadly force will simply be the application of those laws, policies and training to the situation created by the person who has done that which is evil. The use of deadly force will be the logical outcome based on the requirements and expectations of society and the actions of the evil ones who have intentionally done the evil that subjects them to deadly force. Never feel guilty about doing your duty; that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

James 4:17

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

Not only should you not feel bad about killing a bad guy, you should realize that it's possible that God put you in that time and place to rid the world of that evil person.

Bunkermeister said...

Very true.