Is it just me or are there any other people out there getting tired of hearing police, fire and military people being constantly referred to as heros? Why is it necessary to elevate these individuals to a status they haven't earned? Just because an individual fills a position, that doesn't automatically make them special. These people are hired to perform a job, and risk is part of that job. Nothing more, nothing less. The hero is the person that continually goes above and beyond. An example is Pat Tillman. Not a hero, just a soldier doing his job and he was killed. He isn't a hero, just an unfortunate victim of friendly fire. Just my thoughts.