Cops go above and be­yond

The Citizens' Voice - - EDITORIAL -

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.

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