Sure, it would have been entertaining had circumstances been different, but disagree with your assessment of punishment, he paid the ultimate price for his transgressions. It may take awhile but the officer should be ok, he just needs to process the situation and realize there wasn't anything else he could do. The perp would probably not have felt the same way had the outcome been reversed.I was more referring to how funny it would have been to watch that guy flop around on the floor of the restaurant and **** his pants, and he wouldn't have had the justification of what was clearly suicide by cop. It also would have put him in the legal system, as it stands now, he's dead, and has really faced no repercussion for his actions.
It also would have potentially prevented an officer having to shoot somebody, which I'm sure is not easy on the officer. I've seen some of the body can videos of what happens to officers after shootings, a lot of them are really torn up, and wish they never had to deploy their firearm. I don't think there's many people out there that actually WANT to kill someone.
Like I said before, I still think using a firearm was completely appropriate, I just think other methods could have potentially been used. Maybe they would have worked, maybe they wouldn't have, but again, The officer solved the problem in what I would consider to be an appropriate manner. I'm not saying that guy didn't get what he had coming.
I see absolutely nothing wrong with the officers actions.