I do not think that is exactly what was going on. The cop was a bully, and for the victim soldier to outwardly state that he is a soldier, pissed off the bully cop even more. I imagine he identified himself as a Marine not as some justification for his behavior, nor because Marine training = bully cops, but because this thug couldn't stand the idea of the victim soldier even thinking he had something on him. If the victim had said "I'm a law abiding citizen" The thug cop probably would have done the same thing and then said "I protect you, I enforce the law" just to one up him and establish his bully thug dominance.
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