The Los Angeles police sergeant was worried.
He and a group of officers were responsible for protecting the Torrance home of a police captain believed to be a target of Christopher Dorner, a rogue former cop who was in the middle of a vengeful rampage against police and their families.
Sgt. Rudy Vidal had never been involved in a protective detail. He was concerned he didn't have enough officers for the job. Armed with only shotguns and handguns, he feared they would be outgunned by Dorner, who had bragged about having access to sniper rifles and surface-to-air missiles.
Vidal learned that Dorner had attacked officers in Riverside and Corona that night, killing one....