Cops get an unfair shake in the media. They do a job where they put their lives in danger every single day and they get nothing but grief from opinion makers. I have learned that if you are nice and respectful – a police officer is your best friend in the world. Be nice to cops kids. And do what they say. Never challenge a cop. If you have a disagreement – do it in court. Schools should do a better job of teaching kids to respect and obey cops. It would help reduce the number of people injured in encounters with cops. Chicago police officer cartoon.