They take an oath "to protect and serve." We give them authority to use force on others. They lose some personal privileges -- or ought to.
I started a small collection of these headlines over the weekend. The reporting that goes under this one is outrageous.
Police and firefighters who interact with the public have personal rights, [Dr. Timothy Brewer, an infectious disease expert, physician and epidemiology professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health] said, but also added responsibilities to public health.
“Remember, with rights come responsibilities, and as public safety officers, they have a responsibility to take any reasonable steps to avoid endangering the public,” and getting vaccinated is such a step, Brewer said.
... LAPD officers are already required, as a condition of employment, to be vaccinated against nine other pathogens.And it's likely that the sheriff's department (jail guards) are even less vaccinated.