By writing this I am playing the Devil's Advocate to some extent. Note that and please consider the following.
In my (limited) experience with the police and surgeons I have found that it would be much more likely that the surgeon would be the one on the power trip. By and large I think surgeons act like petty gods much more often than do the police.
The scenario would be more realistic in my opinion if the surgeon cost the officer's life by having an attitude problem to the extent he took a swing at the traffic cop and got arrested.
I have been pulled over thrice, and while none of the experiences were fun, in all cases the officer was a consummate professional. And twice I was let off with a warning rather than being given a ticket despite the fact that I had violated the letter of the law. (Wrong turn in one case and lights off at night in the other.)