Police showed lack of patience, civility

To the editor:

The use of good judgement is important and necessary for most, if not all, occupations and certainly for that of a police officer. I have seen first hand the lack of tact, patience and civility on the part of our men in blue.

The report April 11 of the elderly lady from Pittsfield seems to drive the point home about the lack of good judgement. I only hope her paring knife was returned along with a bag of honeycrisp, a wonderful apple for pies.

David Pottle, Sheffield