Officers should provide a proper salute to retiree

In the realm of world events, it’s no big deal. However, I found it perturbing to see that only two out of the 18 Cheektowaga police officers pictured in The Buffalo News photo of Lt. Mark Petruniak’s retirement walk-off – a most deserved one, at that – providing a proper salute. If military traditions are to be followed, they should be done correctly.

Bernard Ozolins

Former Captain, U.S. Marine Corps