Adam-12 (1968–1975)

Log 152: A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone 

Malloy tries to shield an impressionable Reed from Officer Ed Wells, a shoot-first ask-questions-later style officer. Wells' reckless philosophy endangers his own safety when he responds to a sniper thus forcing them to come to his rescue.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gary Crosby ...
George Thurston
Johnny Grant
Barbara Baldavin ...
Betty Wells
Sally Gentry
William Boyett ...
Claude Johnson ...
Chester Wilbanks
Ted Foulkes ...
Bobby Thurston
Marco López ...
Officer Sanchez (as Marco Lopez)
Jan Reeves ...
Dick Hitt ...

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Before shift, Officer Ed Wells impresses all the new officers including Reed with stories of his ignore-all-danger style of police work. The senior officers including Malloy are not impressed or happy. Wells ignores Malloy's desire to safely handle a man with a gun and hostage and instead busts in taking the suspect whose gun shot misses Wells. Reed is impressed with Wells while Mac chews Malloy out for not handling his own calls. A call about a man taking a boy turns out to be a father trying to take his son to the barber. Malloy and Reed backup Wells on a call about a man with a shotgun. Wells rushes the house but is downed with a load of buckshot. Malloy and Reed use their car to shield them as they rescue Wells. They visit Wells in the hospital and Reed has learned another lesson. Written by Anonymous

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8 March 1969 (USA)  »

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This was Gary Crosby's first appearance as Officer Ed Wells. Of course, as the show progressed he would become somewhat of an antagonist for Reed and Malloy. See more »

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