If any article can depict the adage that police officers “put their lives on the line,” this feature story takes the prize. This is a painful, gritty and necessary read. We should want to bear witness to this crash of a motorcycle cop, ensuing surgeries, struggles with employer inaction — and his gallant fight to return to duty. This piece paints a real and raw picture. It’s one that should fill us with compassion for our first responders — they deserve it.