By the same token, I'll never know what it's like to be vulnerable out there in the streets whether in a rural area or urban city going into unknown, sometimes dangerous areas, confronting people who you may not know whose emotions may be so ramped up such that you have no idea how things will turn out or if you'll come out the situation alive.
I'll never know what it's like to be a police officer, but I do know that fear and stress can cause even the most professional of first responders to throw protocol to the wind and act on raw emotion. And sometimes that leads even our finest Boys in Blue to act irrationally. It's the main reason why even as a Black man knowing the somewhat tainted history of police, I still conduct myself respectfully in their presence. The last thing I want them to do is snap and see me as "the target of their unbridled rage and aggression". I know a few cops who have "gone there" for that very reason. Adrenaline gets ramped up and next thing you know they guy in cuffs also has an unexplained knot upside his head.
That said, most of the cops I know are overall good guys who do a difficult, sometimes dangerous job. I try to make their job as easy as possible.