Patrol starts with a call to a robbery at a bar and a car chase but the thieves escape. A call to a dry cleaners concerns the owner being extorted for protection money along with other shop owners who are Jewish survivors of the Holecaust. The dry cleaner wants to press charges but others are fearful of retribution. Two men are captured but two escape. Some searching turns up the car used in the robbery and a lead on the second car they used to escape. This is followed by a return call to the dry cleaners where the owner's panel truck is burning. During patrol they spot the second car used in the escape and a chase ensues resulting in their capture after Malloy comes close to taking a shotgun blast. They close out with another call to the dry cleaners where the owner has been attacked. With a tip from a nearby store owner they track down the two men responsible for the beating and destruction in the store. Written by
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Beginning with this episode Malloy is now at the rank of officer three plus one, two stripes with a star, which is one rank below sergeant. He will stay at this rank for the remainder of the show. See more
When Malloy gets up after being knocked to the ground by the largest of the three suspects in the bar hold-up, the right arm of his uniform is covered with dirt marks from being on the ground. In the next shot, there are no longer any dirt marks on the right arm of his uniform. See more