Guardian Angels' Growing Pains

Mixed success as the young crime fighters go national

Nearly 500 mourners packed the small church of St. Thomas Aquinas, and another 500 waited outside. An honor guard of 300 young blacks, Hispanics, Chinese and whites, wearing their trademark red berets, stood at attention to honor their fallen comrade. The services in Newark last week were for Frank Melvin, 26, a Guardian Angel who was the first member of the much publicized volunteer anticrime group to be killed while on patrol.

In an unhappy twist of fate, Melvin was shot to death by a policeman...

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