The linked story below is about such an individual.
NYPD Boots (via USA Today)
This officer earns honorary paladinhood in my book.
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Police officers take a lot of flak from a lot of jackasses - I know this firsthand, as I was a policeman for a few years in the 1990's. I have always imagined paladins taking the same sort of flak. But for paladins - and many police officers - it's worth it just for the chance to put a little good in someone else's life.
Next time a bonded mount or holy avenger quest comes around, think about incorporating simple stories like this. Any fighter can kill a demon and add an extra notch to their sword, but a true paladin knows when to set the sword aside.