Once again, The Tribune and other news outlets have dubbed Utah's attorney general the state's "top cop." This term usually appears when a public attorney, be it the attorney general or a county or district attorney, gets in some trouble.
Once or twice a week, I sip coffee with some retired real top cops, and we often wonder just how these attorneys got to be "top cops" when a number of them were never even top prosecutors.
My coffee buddies and I believe the real top cops are the ones in blue, brown, green, black and gray shirts. These are the top cops who at 2 a.m. are in a patrol car, riding a motorcycle or walking a beat to keep the folks in their area safe.