Highway Patrol - Generic term used to
identify police officers who patrol the state highways of America. One of the
first programs to feature the State Police was HIGHWAY PATROL/SYN/1955-59 with
Broderick Crawford as Chief ("Ten-Four!") Dan Mathews.
Chie Dan Mathews on the car radio
The program began with a narrator saying:
"Whenever the laws of any state are broken, a duly authorized organization
swings into action. It may be called the State Police, State Troopers, Militia,
the Rangers... or the Highway Patrol. These are the stories of the men whose
training, skill and courage have enforced and preserved our state laws."
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