Hazzard County, Georgia - The action-packed rural adventure
THE DUKES OF HAZZARD/CBS/1979-85 featured the escapades of
Luke and Bo Duke, two-backwoods rebels who challenged corruption in the fictional Hazzard County,
Flash the dog and Sheriff Rosco P.
On the trail of the
Duke boys was Rosco Purvis Coltrane (James Best),
the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard County who took orders from Boss
Hogg (Sorrell Booke), a fat, cigar-smoking politician.
"I'm gonna get them Duke boys. I'm gonna get 'em good"
Boss Hogg controlled Hazzard County and often used Rosco (his
brother-in-law) to arrest the Duke boys on trumped charges so they
could not interfere with his illegal activities.
Rosco and deputy detain the Duke boys
Accompanying Sheriff Coltrane as he chased the Duke boys through the
backwoods of Hazard County was
Flash, a sleepy-eyed
basset hound affectionately called "Velvet Ears" (a lot nicer
than "Dipsticks," a term Rosco used for his deputies).
When Boss Hogg died, Rosco inherited his fortune and became Hazzard
Other police officers working with Sheriff Coltrane included:
- Sonny Shroyer as Deputy Enos Strate, a naive, honest police officer who had a
crush on Daisy, the Duke Boy's cousin.
- Rick Hurst as Deputy CletusHogg, Boss Hogg's dim-witted second cousin
- Don Pedro Colley as Sheriff Little (of Chickasaw County)
- Jim Mohlmann as Sheriff Emmitt "Spike" Loomis, the meanest, ill-tempered
lawman in the South.
"This is your superior officer, Ros-CO P. Coltrane! Come on!"
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