DRAGNET (1967 – 1970)

Creator:  Jack Webb

Cast :  Jack WebbHarry MorganDon Ross

The classic police drama is updated for the 1960s. No-nonsense Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner, Officer Bill Gannon, tackle traditional police cases and face new challenges such as LSD, race riots, and public service TV shows.

I saw that one too but not all episode. And it was still a cool series. Din’t last as long as the other one unfortunately. Jack Webb had intended to do another revival of the series in 1982. However, because of Harry Morgan’s commitments to both M*A*S*H and its spin-off After MASH he didn’t sign on for the proposed remake. Webb then decided to cast Kent McCord in the role of Friday’s new partner; either as “Jim Reed” (the character McCord played on Adam-12) or as a new character altogether. Unfortunately, those plans never came to fruition due to Webb’s passing due to a massive heart attack in December 1982. Episodes from this series were used as training tools by the real-life LAPD.Jack Webb would pay $25 to any officer who submitted a story that was used for an episode plot. Friday’s badge number (seen at the beginning and end of each episode) is 714. Badge 714 belonged to Sgt. Dan Cooke, the technical advisor. The badge has been retired and displayed at the LAPD Academy’s Museum.

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