Highway Patrol: Season 2, Episode 19

Resident Officer (11 Feb. 1957)

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A Highway Patrol officer is murdered after he discovers a marijuana field while on a hunting trip.



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Episode cast overview:
Dennis O'Flaherty ...
Marty St. Clair
David Alpert ...
Joe Kline
Lynn Cartwright ...
Linda St. Clair
John Marshall ...
Nelson Potter
Watson Downs ...
Fred Davis
Terry Frost ...
Sergeant Bruce Morse
Art Gilmore ...
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Patrolman Joe Kline serves as a "resident officer" to a rural area and is required to advise headquarters of his whereabouts at all times. He discovers a marijuana field while hunting and is murdered when he confronts growers Marty St. Clair and Nelson Potter. The two dispose of Kline's body in a remote area and attempt to make his death appear to be a hunting accident. When the normally-reliable Kline does not make his regular call to headquarters, suspicions are aroused and his body is discovered quickly. Dan Mathews rejects the possibility of a hunting accident after he learns that a marijuana leaf was in one of Kline's pockets. Dan deduces that Kline discovered the field while hunting and stakes out the St. Clair farm. He discovers that the illegal plants are being harvested for shipment in a truck driven by Potter, so he sends Sergeant Morris to tail the truck to the distributor before apprehending Potter. When Linda St. Clair learns of Dan's suspicions from store owner Fred ... Written by Sam Spear

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11 February 1957 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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At one point in the narration, Sergeant Morris is referred to as "Officer Dillon". See more »


Fred Davis: Say, shame about Joe Kline, isn't it?
Linda St. Clair: Joe Kline? Oh, yes, yes. The accident.
Fred Davis: I don't believe it was an accident, and I don't believe the police do, either. Joe was too good with a gun. I think it was murder!
Linda St. Clair: Murder? Really?!
Fred Davis: [nods knowingly] Have a nice trip, Mrs. St. Clair!
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