Religion: The Pastoral Policeman

Kenneth Eugene Hager, 45, is a big (6 ft. 2 in., 240 Ibs.) cop who knows every lush, pimp and tart on "Sin Corner" in Charleston, W.Va., where he has been running them in for 20 years. Today he is Charleston's Policeman of the Month, but not for making arrests. Ken Hager's proud specialty is saving souls.

Not long ago he specialized in booze and brawling. On his way home from the Army in 1946, Ken stopped in at his favorite bar at Sin Corner—Summers Street and Kanawha Boulevard—and there he learned that both...

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