If we want to hold first responders accountable for protecting us in a responsible way, then we have to hold each other accountable for trusting and facilitating them. It is my belief that to deliberately perpetrate an act such as murder against a person who volunteered to protect the public, at all cost, is to abandon the very thing that gives humanity infinite value. Therefore, except in extremely extenuating circumstances, a person found guilty of this crime should forfeit their protection under the law and pay the ultimate price for the well-being of the public as well as to reinforce and preserve the social contract we call law. Let's not forget that a person sits on death row with there being zero shadow of a doubt that they are guilty of their crime and intent to commit it. They sit there for a large span of time to ensure that all evidence in their defense has been uncovered.