Appearing immediately below this story was an article about the sheriff's deputy who killed two bicyclists receiving only misdemeanor charges. (This is not a surprise. Given our district attorneys' track record of failing to prosecute drivers for killing bicyclists and pedestrians, the easiest way to kill somebody and get away with it is to do it from behind a steering wheel.) Nowhere did the article suggest that we should have a debate about whether sheriff's deputies should be allowed to apply for driver's licenses.
Perhaps we should be debating whether people who kill other people with their cars be allowed to have driver's licenses. I will start: no.