Bob Pippen, a Portland police officer, did just that when a high-speed chase resulted in a car crash and both officer and suspect drew their weapons.
For Pippen, facing less than ideal work conditions is all part of doing what he loves. "Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be a cop," he said. "It's stereotypical, but it is just something I have always wanted to do."
When Pippen, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, finally got his dream job, he realized the importance of relying upon his beliefs, his faith and even the LDS hymn book to help him cope with his job.