Cops go above and beyond
Editor: This letter will reference a wonderful deed that was done by two Kingston police officers.
On Sept. 4, my brother John, who is handicapped and confined to an electric wheelchair, lost power and was stranded on Market Street in Kingston.
Two Kingston police officers, Det. Paratore and Sgt. McTague, observed him sitting helplessly in his electric wheelchair and stopped to see what was wrong.
Det. Paratore, realizing his situation, decided to push him in his wheelchair from Market Street to his home on Pierce Street, with Sgt. McTague driving his police car along to direct traffic and provide safe cover along the way. They both got John home safely. I am sure pushing John home was a herculean task for Det. Paratore. This falls into the category of“above and beyond the call to duty .”
John and his family can not thank these officers enough for this humanitarian action. This also demonstrates their commitment to their job and the community of Kingston. Michael W. Murphy BEAR CREEK TWP.