We tend to hear more about the negative police interactions with the public and less about their heroic, live-saving efforts. A policeman's job is inherently dangerous, so if these brave men and women are willing to put their lives on the line each and every day, we should give them much more respect.
Officers, especially international airport security are increasingly facing more danger. They are choosing a job where their safety is on the line and they deserve to be treated with respect for being willing to do it. That said, officers can still abuse their positions, but the police face danger everyday and have extremely stressful jobs, so they should be well compensated and well treated.
Police officers place themselves in potential and actual dangerous situations each day. They often put themselves in harm's way to ensure the safety of society. Despite bad publicity in recent news headlines, most officers are risking their lives to protect us. It is a job many people could do not do daily. I believe they should be respected for doing the work that they do.
Law enforcement is a hazardous, and often thankless, job. They frequently face life threatening situations while trying to protect people they do not even know. Few people are willing to face death for a stranger, yet they do so regularly. When someone calls for help, they respond even though they can never be sure just how dangerous the situation might become. They often respond to a situation where they find themselves outnumbered and outgunned. Again and again they step into the path of danger to protect others. The public tends to ignore these facts, yet they expect law enforcement to be there when they need help. Imagine living in a place where there is no law enforcement. Power would lie in the hands of those with the most guns, usually not the law abiding citizens.