With rights come responsibilities. I have all the rights and responsibilities of a free range human. That includes doing everything I can to make sure I get home to my family, making sure they are fed, clothed, housed, etc. It also means keeping them safe both in and out of our home as well as myself when I'm not with them. If I can help out someone else who is in need or in danger, then I'll be happy to do that as well. It also means making myself as good as I can be on a continuing basis. Training is a perishable commodity, if you don't think that's true, try learning a new skill, then don't do it for a year or even a month and see how good you are versus how good you were. If you're not practicing and refreshing your training regularly, you're not as good as you could be. The police are under no legal obligation to protect anyone. "To serve and protect" is nothing more than an advertising slogan. That's not to say that they don't try, at least many of them, but it simply isn't a requirement of the job.