It's a perception of cowardice that's going to take a long time to shake.
Warned of two armed men approaching the Canadian border on Washington State's I5, dozens of B.C. border guards fled. The fugitives didn't make it to Canada, but only because a lone Whatcom County sherriff rammed their vehicle after a high-speed chase -- one metre south of the border.
So, the Canadian border is safe because an American police officer risked his life when 40 to 50 Canadian border guards wouldn't. God bless America.