Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 03, 1955
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network
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Chief Dan Mathews Highway Patrol

Chief Dan Mathews

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Broderick CrawfordBroderick Crawford
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Chief Dan Mathews Quotes

02x39 - Rabies Season 2 / Episode 39: - Rabies

Dr. Elliott: Kathy's going to be just fine.
Chief Dan Mathews: Sure she is. C'mon Kathy. We'll take a ride in a real Highway Patrol car. [Dr. Elliott hands Kathy to Mathews. Kathy's eyes start tearing] Hey. What are those tears all about, now?
Kathy Marshall: I'm sorry.
Chief Dan Mathews: Got something for ya. Here. [He gives Kathy a candy bar]
Kathy Marshall: Thank you.
Chief Dan Mathews: Don't let that get around. Some people might consider it a bribe.
02x38 - Hostage Copter Season 2 / Episode 38: - Hostage Copter

Sgt. Walters: You'd think after his partner got it he'd call it quits.
Chief Dan Mathews: If they had another chance, they probably would. Stay with 'im. I'll call the ambulance.
02x37 - Hired Killer Season 2 / Episode 37: - Hired Killer

Chief Dan Mathews: Keep your mouth shut. We get off at the next stop.
The Killer: What's this all about? You don't even know me.
Chief Dan Mathews: You're in the same spot the Santells were in. Slide over.
02x36 - Narcotics Season 2 / Episode 36: - Narcotics

Chief Dan Mathews: Leave blood at the Red Cross - not on the highway!
02x35 - Double Cross Season 2 / Episode 35: - Double Cross

Chief Dan Mathews: It isn't the car that kills - it's the driver!
02x35 - Double Cross Season 2 / Episode 35: - Double Cross

Chief Dan Mathews: What'dja come back for?
John Grolier: Was a double cross all around. He didn't have it, neither did she.
Chief Dan Mathews: You won't need it.
Sergeant Walters: I answered the call at the Maple Leaf Motel. I wasn't needed. Headquarters sent me down here. I brought her knitting.


Chief Dan Mathews: She knitted real good, didn't she? Awright, take him away.
02x34 - Fake Cop Season 2 / Episode 34: - Fake Cop

Chief Dan Mathews: It isn't the car that kills, it's the driver!
02x33 - Wounded Season 2 / Episode 33: - Wounded

Sergeant Morris: Say, you don't think this whole thing's a wild goose chase, do you?
Chief Dan Mathews: If it is, I know a little wild goose that's gonna lose some feathers!
02x33 - Wounded Season 2 / Episode 33: - Wounded

Dr. Elliott: Sorry I wasn't much help. I... I guess I was scared.
Chief Dan Mathews: You did exactly the right thing, doctor. You kept out of the way. [He turns to Tommy Evans] Which is more than I can say for some people.
Tommy Evans: Are you mad at me?
Chief Dan Mathews: No... but I should be.
Tommy Evans: I'm glad because, well, I wish I could have a job like yours someday.
Chief Dan Mathews: Tell you what: You come and see me in about 15 years.
02x32 - Gem Robbery Season 2 / Episode 32: - Gem Robbery

Chief Dan Mathews: Leave your blood at the Red Cross - not on the highway!
02x31 - Stolen Plane Copter Season 2 / Episode 31: - Stolen Plane Copter

Chief Dan Mathews: It isn't the car that kills - it's the driver!
02x30 - Reformation Season 2 / Episode 30: - Reformation

Chief Dan Mathews: I'm Mathews, Highway Patrol.
Ginny Summers: Mr. Mathews, Ray had the money hidden in the cabin. We were really on our way to give it to Mr. Gordon.
Chief Dan Mathews: Yeah, I gathered that. [Mathews hands Ray Summers the stolen money] I don't think you'll steal it or lose it, but do you mind if I tag along the rest of the way?
Ray Summers: No. We'd welcome it. We don't want any more excitement today.
Chief Dan Mathews: You're forgetting Mr. Gordon, aren't you?
Ray Summers: Oh.
Chief Dan Mathews: Let's go.
02x29 - Convict's Wife Season 2 / Episode 29: - Convict's Wife

Betty Brandon: Is he dead?
Chief Dan Mathews: Yes, I'm sorry to say. He is.
Betty Brandon: I don't know why I'm crying. He... He was so bad.
Chief Dan Mathews: You're crying for what might have been. When you feel better, you'll know this was the only finish. Slide over. I'll drive you home.
02x27 - Officer's Wife Season 2 / Episode 27: - Officer's Wife

Patty March: Headquarters to two-one-five-O.
Chief Dan Mathews: Twenty-one fifty by.
Patty March: Landline call from ex-officer Wylie. He would like you to call 'im at home.
Chief Dan Mathews: I think you mean Officer Wylie. Tell 'im I got the message.
02x25 - Nitro Season 2 / Episode 25: - Nitro

Sergeant: This what you've been lookin' for? [He hands a set off currency printing plates to Agent Taft]
Secret Service Agent Edward Taft: [to Mathews] These are the plates, all right.
Chief Dan Mathews: Looks like Warren's your boy. Take good care of 'im. We need him as a witness in a murder case.
Sergeant: [to Mathews] What about the nitro?
Chief Dan Mathews: We'll send for a demolition man. We need somebody who knows what he's doin'.
02x24 - Female Hitchhiker Season 2 / Episode 24: - Female Hitchhiker

Chief Dan Mathews: Try to *be* as good a driver as you *think* you are!
02x24 - Female Hitchhiker Season 2 / Episode 24: - Female Hitchhiker

Chief Dan Mathews: Awright, get over there. Let me have that bag. I imagine we'll find that the bullet from this gun killed Houston. [as Mathews reaches into the woman's handbag, she asks him:]
The Blonde: How did you know I was in there?
Chief Dan Mathews: [Mathews has pulled a small perfume bottle out of the handbag] Your perfume. What you use to trap your victims trapped you. All right, turn around. Put your hands behind your back. [He handcuffs her] Okay, go ahead.
02x23 - Trojan Horse Season 2 / Episode 23: - Trojan Horse

Chief Dan Mathews: Leave blood at the Red Cross - not on the highway!
02x23 - Trojan Horse Season 2 / Episode 23: - Trojan Horse

Chief Dan Mathews: That Trojan horse switch of yours was pretty sharp.
Jim Stone: What are ya talkin' about?
Chief Dan Mathews: It's something I read about in a book once.
Jim Stone: I don't get much chance to read.
Chief Dan Mathews: You will. [to Officer Morrison] I'll call an ambulance.
02x22 - Suspected Cop Season 2 / Episode 22: - Suspected Cop

Chief Dan Mathews: [hands Jackson money for gas] By the way, what's your name?
Chuck Jackson: [suspiciously] My name? Why, sir?
Chief Dan Mathews: I want to know who to ask for next time I come in.
Chuck Jackson: [relieved] Oh! Just ask for Chuck. Chuck Jackson
Chief Dan Mathews: Thanks, Chuck. I'll remember!
02x22 - Suspected Cop Season 2 / Episode 22: - Suspected Cop

Chief Dan Mathews: It's a good thing you're wearin' that badge, Johnson.
Officer Johnson: Whaddaya mean?
Chief Dan Mathews: If you weren't, I'd have to run you in for illegal use of firearms. C'mon, let's go.
02x21 - Counterfeit Season 2 / Episode 21: - Counterfeit

Narrator: In the endless battle against crime, law enforcement agencies are sometimes called upon to apprehend a particularly elusive type of criminal, such as the professional check forger. The thief with a pen has one unique advantage over the thief with a gun. A worthless check is like a bomb with a delayed-action fuse. By the time the damage is discovered, the criminal is miles away. The passer of forged checks is not necessarily a glib, well-dressed con artist. In a manufacturing area, he may look like any honest factory worker. Or the forger may appear to be an average housewife, presenting her husband's paycheck to a neighborhood merchant. Late in May, the Highway Patrol became aware that a ring of highly-skilled check forgers was operating in the state. Their targets were manufacturing plants employing large numbers of workers in semiskilled capacities.
Chief Dan Mathews: [on the telephone] Four firms have been victims in the past two months, including yours. These crooks are experts. But look, they're human. They gotta make mistakes someplace. We're gonna send the checks to our lab for the full treatment. I'll let you know.
Narrator: Highway Patrol laboratory technicians subjected the forged checks to careful examination. The printing was identified as to type style, and paper stock analyzed by experts.
02x21 - Counterfeit Season 2 / Episode 21: - Counterfeit

Chief Dan Mathews: Payroll checks. All set for your next job, huh?
Scovill: Ain't a crime to print checks. In the jargon of the trade, we call them samples.
Chief Dan Mathews: My trade we call it evidence. Awright, c'mon move.
02x19 - Resident Officer Season 2 / Episode 19: - Resident Officer

Chief Dan Mathews: Awright. Don't bother with the wires, I did a good job. Get you hands up. Put 'em on top of your head. [to Linda] You, too.
Marty St. Clair: What's this all about, Mathews?
Chief Dan Mathews: You're under arrest for murder and violation of the Narcotics Act.
Marty St. Clair: What do you mean, murder?
Chief Dan Mathews: Officer Kline.
Marty St. Clair: You can't pin that on us.
Chief Dan Mathews: Female prints on the shotgun, with a cast of your tire tracks.
Linda St. Clair: Potter shot 'im. We're innocent.
Chief Dan Mathews: Innocent of murder? Innocent of marijuana traffic? How do you sleep at night? C'mon, let's go.
02x18 - Statute of Limitations Season 2 / Episode 18: - Statute of Limitations

Chief Dan Mathews: Leave blood at the Red Cross, not on the highway!
02x18 - Statute of Limitations Season 2 / Episode 18: - Statute of Limitations

Chief Dan Mathews: I was with him when he died. All he could give me was a description. 5'11", 173 pounds, brown hair, and about 30 years old.
Officer Garvey: But Chief, there's a million guys that could fit that.
02x17 - Amnesia Season 2 / Episode 17: - Amnesia

Chief Dan Mathews: It isn't the car that kills - it's the driver!
02x17 - Amnesia Season 2 / Episode 17: - Amnesia

Chief Dan Mathews: Wait a minute. Where you goin'?
Sergeant Walters: Well, I'm gonna stop her.
Chief Dan Mathews: Why?
Sergeant Walters: She's going the wrong way.
Chief Dan Mathews: How do you know?
Sergeant Walters: When I first saw her, she was coming from this side of the road.
Chief Dan Mathews: I got a feelin' somebody's guiding her who knows more about this than we do. I'll follow 'er and find out.
02x17 - Amnesia Season 2 / Episode 17: - Amnesia

Sergeant Walters: How's Mrs. Karney?
Chief Dan Mathews: Oh, she's awright.
Sergeant Walters: Well, are you gonna come with us, or are you gonna go back and check on the campsite?
Chief Dan Mathews: Well, I'll go with you. Send some of the other men back to camp. I'm no woodsman. I don't want a searching party looking for me.
02x16 - Ranch Copter Season 2 / Episode 16: - Ranch Copter

Harry Johnson: Let me go after Ted. He's a hot-headed kid, Mathews. Father and mother have been dead for a long time and Iris has been more than just a sister to him. I know how to handle him.
Chief Dan Mathews: Up until now, I don't think you've done a good job! He's out there with a gun - the law will take it from here!

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