Religion: Trooper

In South Foxboro, Mass., Rev. Ernest A. Thorsell, whose wife and son died a year ago, found life lonely. Last week he enrolled at the Massachusetts State Police Training School, to become a State Trooper. Last Sunday he appeared in his pulpit dressed as usual. Presently he will roar up on his motorcycle, preach in a trooper's blue uniform.


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