A police officer is shot during a routine stop of a car. Friday and Gannon find the driver and passenger, and learn they are paroled convicts. The police officer cannot remember anything about the shooting event to help convict the two men. Written by
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Police artist Hector Garcia produces two portraits that are done in the style of a comic book or storyboard artist and not with the somewhat amateurish technique often evidenced in those mask-like reconstructions so often seen in newspapers and on TV. The likenesses are a just a bit too accurate suggesting that the actors may have served as models and are nearly three-quarter views instead of the traditional head-on stiff poses that show evidence of erasures and modifications as the trial-and-error sketch is refined. It simply doesn't look like the work of a genuine police artist. Instead, the draftsmanship suggests a commercial artist's spontaneously executed rough for a magazine ad or cartoon and doesn't look much like the average police-are-hoping-someone-can-identify-this-person poster. See more
Sgt. Joe Friday
All right, I'll talk to you Johnson- You were born in Harlan, Kentucky. Your father was a house painter, killed in the war. Your mother and your sister brought you out here. You went to school in Torrance. You got expelled for throwing a punch at your math teacher. The army took you during the Korean War. They didn't want you: they shoved you out on a Section 8! For seven years now, you've either been *in* jail, or just getting *out*!
I *do* hope you'll write my *book*!
Sgt. Joe Friday
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