Canada: The Cost of Courage

In Toronto, on Oct. 15, 1930, Taxi-driver Alfred Reddish chased a hit-&-run driver for five miles, caught him, turned him over to police. Toronto's police commissioners commended Reddish for "outstanding citizenship."

Then, on April 20, 1945, a holdup man got into Reddish's cab, shoved a gun in his face. Reddish resisted, helped capture the gunman. For that Toronto's police commissioners gave him a silver tray inscribed: "For his courageous action . . . alertness and ingenuity. . ."

Last week, when another holdup man tried the same thing, good citizen Reddish, 53, again resisted. This time the gunman got away. Behind him he...

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