For many years, I have thought that it was too bad that so often someone was killed by a bullet fired by a police officer. It is usually reported that the person was shot in a vital part of the body, as was the man killed recently in Farmingdale — struck in the head and neck.
I wonder if, when officers are trained at the school in Vassalboro, they might be shown how to disable the person with a well-placed shot rather than kill.
I think some thought should be given to this, as often mental problems might be addressed if someone's life could be saved with more care.
Harold A. Andrews, Auburn