The culture of violence against police officers continues to be a concern for law-abiding citizens and police alike.
The world is not perfect, and we don't live in a bubble where everyone is always friendly to each other and sings "Kum ba yah" around campfires while wishing goodwill to all.
But, most reasonable thinking people would also not actively set out to assault another person, let alone own a police officer.
We get that no-one would like being arrested, many of us have cursed under our breath when we are pulled over by a police officer for a traffic offence, but letting that frustration escalate into assault when a police officer is just trying to do his or her job is beyond the pale.
After the most recent assault on police officers in Dubbo Orana Mid-Western Police District commander, Superintendent Peter McKenna did not leave any doubt as to how offenders would be dealt with.
"This man was extremely violent," he said.
"There is a culture out there, where some people think it's okay to put their hands on police.
"It's never okay.
"Make no mistake, if people think they can assault police or be violent to police every single time they will end up in handcuffs back at a police station, and more than likely be bail refused and going before the court."
This is the only way to deal with violence towards a police officer; however, we doubt if it is enough and we wonder what it might take for harsher mandatory sentences for violence against police to be enacted.
Only our lawmakers can answer that, and we hope they might at least consider it before more police are injured or killed by violence against them whilst they are at work.