They get stabbed:
Two officers responding to a call concerning an assault, a violent offence, were stabbed and wounded. Of all parties involved, only the criminal ws armed with an effective weapon.
Civillians who carry concealed weapons try to stay clear of any trouble lest they would actually need their weapon, but police officer must sometimes go and look up trouble ... why on earth should they not be given effective means to protect themselves and the general public?
Disarming the population didn't keep them safe, police officers or citizens, why on earth would one think that disarming the police would be a good idea'