Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

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 Chief Dan Mathews / ... (156 episodes, 1955-1959)
Art Gilmore ...
 Narrator / ... (156 episodes, 1955-1959)
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 Sergeant Ken Williams / ... (64 episodes, 1955-1959)
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

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Patrulla de caminos  »

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(156 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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The 1955 Buick Century two-door sedan models used by the Highway Patrol were not made available for sale to the general public. See more »

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[Opening narration]
Narrator: Whenever the laws of any state are broken, a duly authorized organization swings into action. It may be called the State Police, State Troopers, Militia, the Rangers... or the Highway Patrol. These are the stories of the men whose training, skill and courage have enforced and preserved our state laws.
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"10-4"
10 August 2001 | by (Costilla, NM) – See all my reviews

This series did for the California Highway Patrol what "Dragnet" did for the LAPD; i.e. established a mythology and a standard of professional conduct. I knew two retired CHP officers (both retired in the late 1960s) who loved this series. It is no small joke that in the Dan Aykroyd movie comedy Dragnet, Harry Morgan is watching "Highway Patrol" on TV when Aykroyd's character calls him on the phone. I, too, wish the old tapes had been saved for posterity.


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