I've known a few cops as well. Most of them are average joes....just a job. If You asked them about somthing you saw going on in town the other day you may get " I dunno it wasnt my shift" Its just a job. People also have to put themselves in their shoes. Peoples excuses, accident carnage, drunken a-wipes, lowlifes of all types, wife beaters and dealing with victims of crimes daily? You can have that job.....I wouldn't want it. If your the guy who makes his job easier by showing a little respect.....imagine how far that goes.
I like to treat those in a way I wish to be treated myself.