"Officials say the officer was changing his license plates and took his gun off. He then put it on top of his truck and it eventually fell off."
I will tell you the attitude that generate this: It is just another tool they work with every day. I worked with firearms day in and day out for years and you had to constantly remind yourself you were dealing with a tool that was a firearm or you ended up in a bad situation. It's not a cup of coffee that you set on the hood of your car.