Are Police Officers and Deputies mistaking perfectly natural hostilities towards them as an actual increase in a life threating work environment?
Long before Andy Griffith donned a badge, law enforcement was a time-honored tradition. Respect for the uniform wasn't demanded it was freely given. What changed? The officer's oath hasn't changed they still swear to uphold the Constitutional Rights of citizens. What changed? Mostly they quit upholding the Constitutional Rights of Children and other Citizens.