Don't get to choose who they help out or why,
No matter attitude, abuse or praise,
The job is clear: whatever goes awry
Must be redressed, at risk of life or limb
If needed. Accident, attack or fire,
Domestic fight, escape, or murder grim,
The boys in blue must suck it up. Admire
Or hate them as you will, you'll still get help --
Or if you're doing harm, they'll kick your ass,
While back at home, their kids and puppies yelp
And wives must give that dinnertime a pass.
So when some bastard shoots a working cop
It's right that civ'lization's at a stop.