June 20, 1907

Patrolman Finds Runaway Youngster
in Dangerous Position.

Policeman McVey probably saved the life of a 4-year-old child last midnight by picking the little one up from the street car tracks at Sixth and Walnut streets. The boy, who evidently ran away from home, had dropped to sleep on the tracks, but was discovered by the policeman before any passing street car struck him.

At police headquarters the little one was identified as Otis Whataker, son of J. C. Whitaker, a street car conductor living at 4710 East Twenty-seventh street.