From the SWAT Magazine Facebook page:
I agree and also did many of the commentators. The truth is there are no easy or correct answers when something like this happens. We as civilians are not paid to go into harm’s way or have the responsibility to do so. In 100% cold terms, our priorities should be 1) My life, 2) My Loved Ones lives, 3) Everybody else lives.
Then again we are the good guys. When we see something wrong, our upbringing, training and morals make us want to intercede and put a stop to it. Also, nothing wrong with that line of thought.
We are also realists. We know that sometimes there are no happy endings, the prince does not end up with the princess and unicorns do not fart rainbows. We will make decisions that will weight heavily in our souls and there is nothing we can do about that.