To the editor: As an ex-Lee resident, I read with interest the article about the former Lee Police Chief Jeff Roosa.

Although Lou Gehrig’s disease is awful, I don’t understand why the author of this article had to mention the previous chief’s background. A full paragraph was devoted to something that happened seven to eight years ago. He did his time, why reiterate this?

Like “Joe Friday” used to say, “just the facts, ma’am.”

Mary Horton, Pittsfield