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Submitted for your approval ...a dozen quotes from the day-to-day experiences of "The Men in Blue" who pound a beat in TV Land.  Ten-Four. Over and Out!


Cassidy: Can I interview some perps?
Nash: No.
Cassidy Why not?
Nash: Well, first of all, they're only called 'perps' in bad movies, and second of all...no.
 

 -- Nash Bridges


"You're a cop, a flatfoot, a bull, a dick, John Law. You're the fuzz, the heat; you're poison, you're trouble, you're bad news. They call you everything, but never a policeman. 

                            -- Joe Friday, Dragnet


"Cuff him. Then wash your hands."

                            -- Off. TJ Hooker, TJ Hooker


"You've got to know the rules before you can break 'em. Otherwise, it's no fun."

                           -- Sonny Crockett, Miami Vice


"You're under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. And if you move funny, I'll blow your head off!"

                        -- Det. Mike Logan, Law & Order


 "I got a long arm. Don't make me reach out for you.

                    -- Steve McGarrett, Hawaii Five-O


"You just have to know how to arrest them and still make them like you. We call it technique."

                        -- Officer Reed, Adam -12


"When a man carries a gun all the time, the respect he thinks he's getting might really be fear. So I don't carry a gun because I don't want the people of Mayberry to fear a gun. I'd rather they respect me."

     -- Sheriff Andy Taylor, The Andy Griffith Show


Off. Baker: Why didn't you pull over?
Motorcyclist: We didn't think you were serious.
Off. Ponch: Don't you know what flashing lights mean?
Motorcyclist: That your pants are on fire?
 

 -- CHiPS


Grim: How's the investigation going, Constable Kray?
Kray: Good, sir, it payed to ring around. Got a woman here says if we buy family size instead of standard, we get a free drink with every pizza.
 

--The Thin Blue Line


Det. Wojo: Any previous convictions?
Hooker:  Yeah, I once thought cleanliness was next to godliness.
 

-- Barney Miller


Det. John Munch: There should be a special level of hell for this pus-sucking, gangrenous malignancy of a mental amoeba.
Captain Cragen: Did somebody steal your parking space again?
 

-- Law & Order



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