To clarify on your earlier post both the fire service and the coast guard will let people die if saving them is judged to be too big a risk? The cowardly shits eh? They should just formulate a plan immediate and rush in like you would.
You volunteered to go out without a weapon and armour because it was part of the job? Who were you fighting Jonnyboy? The Watutsi warriors at Mboto Gorge ?
That's not 'heroic' or 'cowardly', just part of the job.
(Edit: and FWIW I've never "covered up gang rape" in my life. I simply enabled the victim to get the justice and compensation she wanted, which was entirely her choice. Adding rather childish asides to saying that you'd ditch your mates hardly does you credit)