Between the harsh scrutiny and unwavering support our law enforcement officers lies a question every American needs to ask themselves: Have I been in that same position myself?

Who are we to judge the actions of those who have pledged to protect and serve America’s communities if we ourselves have never walked that thin blue line?

This video is a great illustration of just how difficult it is for police to determine if a suspect is armed or unarmed, knowing that a split-second mistake in judgement could cost them their lives: