Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse's apology for having to restrict the parking lot at Kmart and the surrounding area for such a long time after the shooting of two officers on July 2 ("Chief thanks public for cooperation", July 17) was well received by myself, as I am sure by most of the citizens of Burbank.
His explanation of why this was necessary with regards to the investigation made a lot of sense. He also expressed his gratitude for the public's cooperation, and the many expressions of concern for the officers' welfare, as well as the cards and posters in support of the Burbank Police Department.
What I found missing was any mention of what future training may be put in place to prevent such incidents in the first place. How an already-handcuffed shoplifting suspect being apprehended by two officers can take an officer's gun away from him and shoot both officers is hard to imagine.