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
[Joe and Bill enter an interrogation room bearing the sawed-off shotgun with which Roger Kensington and Harry Johnson shot Officer Dave Roberts
Look here, Harry, they sent in the first team.
Sgt. Joe Friday
[tossing the shotgun on the table for effect
All right, tunnel mouth! Let's all save time! Last April a police officer was shot at Olive and Main, and we think you and that shotgun did it.
He scare you, Roger? He scares me.
He makes me sick! You've been rousting me since I was a kid, you and ...