It doesn’t matter who you are. Bad tactics will get you killed.
Now in the civilian context pepper spray is very useful for creating pain to escape but it should never be relied on as something that is guaranteed to incapacitate an assailant, you have to have something to follow up with.
Pepper spray someone then turn your back on them is never a good idea !
The cop’s arrogance got him killed. Sad and stupid. Should have had his pistol out and never turned his back on the maniac driver.
I wonder why he turned and went back to his car.