Re: Bill Nemitz’s May 3 column (“Photos raise troubling questions about arrest of suspect in corporal’s killing”):

Good old Bill Nemitz, living up to his reputation, criticizing the police in their handling of the suspect in the killing of Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Eugene Cole.

“Photos raise troubling questions”? The criticism should be directed toward the Portland Press Herald for publishing those pictures. Nemitz could have, and should have, commented on the tremendous effort made by the police in apprehending that suspect.

Sheryl Cole, the widow of the slain law enforcement officer, was reported to have said she promised that the suspect would be treated with “dignity and respect” – if he surrendered, as Nemitz noted.

Nemitz’s grandfather, the former Boston police detective, surely must be turning over in his grave.

Eileen Reynolds


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