Fair fight? Since when did officers ever engage in a "fair fight"? Used to be time when parents told their children that the Police Officer was their friend and there to protect and serve. Today people distrust and fear the police. What changed? When did it change? I suspect it changed when police became authoritarian in nature and less interested in being part of the community that they serve. Not all police are this way of course but the trend is there. The police are becoming more a para-military organization with combat gear designed for war. Shoot first and ask questions later as if the people are Muslim insurgents rather than American citizens. I don't see citizens looking for a "fair fight" but just want to be respected as fellow citizens. They don't want to be shot by trigger happy cops and they certainly don't want harm to come to their families and pets either.
If you're afraid of a dog bite then you probably shouldn't be in the law enforcement profession. There are planty of other career paths in this great nation. You don't "have to be" in law enforcement. There are ways of dealing with dog bites - the courts. This is why God made Civil Courts and litigation Lawyers - to file lawsuits. Maybe we should be hiring Postal Workers and Meter Readers to engage in conversation with people who have dogs. As the Post Office lays off Postal Workers they could be hired as officers scout out and secure a "dog area" for the frightened officers. Kind of pathetic when officers piss their pants in uncontrollable fear at the sight of an animal. Need real men as officers not little girls. Sheesh!