I think being a police officer is one of the coolest and most dangerous jobs out there. You’re on the streets dealing with all kinds of shit, insanity and scary moments, and it’s on you to ensure the safety of the area you’re in charge of. And while it stands to reason that their only job is to uphold the law no matter what, you’d be surprised how many cops look at a situation and say “Nope… not worth it.”
While that might seem sort of contradictory, when you check out this Reddit thread you’ll understand why. Sometimes it’s better if you just let the guy go, rather than deal with the fallout because they can be more tragic or fucked up than the original situation.