“The Police Chief Explains” / Memorable Fancies #2220

“What I did was wrong, the actions I took. Yes, I know that. I’m acknowledging my guilt, here in public, because my job is protecting you, our citizens and visitors, from evil-doers, even if the actions I have to take are wrong.

Today I am resigning the office of Chief of Police. I hope your next Chief will have the guts also to sacrifice himself for your safety, when and if necessary. If he refuses to do what he needs to do whatever the law says, he’s not worthy of your confidence – and you won’t be safe.”

– from Excursions in Ethical Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition

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