I saw the other thread about how a raft guide was arrested for supposedly impeding a government operation, so I have another hypothetical scenario.
Say you are driving down a road, and you see a cop stopping a car. The guy who was stopped gets out of the car, pulls a gun out and opens fire on the police officer. At this point, you are about to pass them. If you decided to ram the guy with the gun, and you ended up killing him but saving the life of the officer, who has been shot, and is unable to defend himself, should you be persecuted for manslaughter/homicide?
At least from a moral standpoint, this is perfectly acceptable. The man with the gun was shooting at the officer. You had an opportunity to save a life, and you took it, inadvertenly killing the assailant.
From a legal standpoint, I would think you would be taken to court by the family of the person you rammed, and would probably be guilty of some crime or another, and you would have to serve the sentence.
Would this happen, in a legal sense? Or would you get off, and be hailed as a hero for saving the life of a police officer?