In theaters of war and military conflicts, 'winning' is some times gauged by something known as a 'kill-to-death ratio'. When this simple formula is applied to domestic law enforcement deaths in contrast with civilian casualties incurred by LEOs in 2016 the ratio yields a staggering 10.79 Civilians killed per LEO lost in the line of duty. Clearly the state is winning the war on cops at the expense and blood of those it's sworn to protect and serve.
In response many local legislators are lobbying and ratifying bills that make the death of any officer (including K-9's) a capital offense, which in the case that it's legitimate is absolutely appropriate, however codifying this blanket policy in law sends a clear and resounding message that "police lives matter more" according to one Kentucky legislator, that is not public service nor congruent with the mission of many in law enforcement and should not be justifiable just because they wear a badge and boots.
Is it inappropriate to wonder what would happen if a civilian defended themselves from the aggression of the state? We think not
All lives matter and murder is murder regardless of wether it's sanctioned by the state or not
*K/D Ratio statistics were obtained via 'The Officer Down Memorial Page' and 'The Counted: the definitive map of US police killings'