I believe you should be educated before taking such a one sided stand. Fact-After 9/11 a law was passed that any and all officers are required to carry their weapons at all times, on AND off duty. Another fact, the officer that made the decision to protect every innocent person in that bar and bowling alley that night was not one of the "diddling" Chester cops you speak of, another fact, setting up "speed traps" and ticketing for busted tail lights, are both in the "job description" of a police officer. Maybe you should look at it like this, how about that you were the one dodging a vehicle being operated with the intent to kill, by a deranged unwilling man? Or how about it was your husband, boyfriend, son, or friend, someone you may have cared about? I think before fingers are pointed at this officer for being a murderer or irresponsible you should look at all the facts, take in the whole story, and put yourself on both sides. I'm not sure I understand what exactly it is you would like the police officers of Orange County to do, if they are not ticketing speeders or drivers not in compliance with standard laws (doing their job), and not protecting innocent people (doing their job), I'm not sure where the median is? If it was not for that officer and his instinctive actions, more then one person would be dead today, innocent people. I think instead of criticizing this officer maybe someone should look more closly at if nothing else, the morals of the bars owner, employees and remaining patrons who despite the events that took place on Friday evening, claimed they would not let a "minor innocent" ruin the name of their organization, looked past the plywood door on Saturday and had a few drinks to celebrate.