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
Actor Broderick Crawford is best remembered for two roles, his Oscar-winning turn as Willie Stark in ...

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Chief Dan Mathews Quotes

03x17 - Insulin Season 3 / Episode 17: - Insulin

Chief Dan Mathews: We're gonna hold you for attempted murder. What kind of animals are you, anyway?
Peter Barker: Just human animals, Mr. Mathews. I'd rather face a jail sentence any day than Bixby.
Chief Dan Mathews: Oh, you're gonna see Bixby. He's gonna be your cell mate.


Chief Dan Mathews: Book 'em!
Chief Dan Mathews: [Watches as Barker and Dunning are taken for processing] Punks!
03x16 - Slain Cabby Season 3 / Episode 16: - Slain Cabby

Chief Dan Mathews: [to Officer Dennis] Awright, call headquarters. Tell 'em suspect's in custody. Cancel 11-9. Oh, wait a minute. Tell 'em to cancel me too till I get a night's sleep, will ya? [to Officer Garvey] You know, if they'd gotten away, it woulda been your responsibility.
Officer Garvey: Well, they got a bad break - a little motor trouble. [He hands Mathews a part he had removed from the car's motor]
03x15 - Mother's March Season 3 / Episode 15: - Mother's March

Fred Briscoe: Mabel wouldn't have anything to do with this robbery - she's one of our best workers for the hospital.
Chief Dan Mathews: Well, maybe she's doing her best work for something else.
03x15 - Mother's March Season 3 / Episode 15: - Mother's March

Mabel Wayne: I hope no one got hurt.
Chief Dan Mathews: No. Nobody did. [He takes from Mabel the bag containing the charitable donations that Harve Case had stolen] We'll keep this at headquarters.
Mabel Wayne: There's fifteen dollars missing.
Chief Dan Mathews: Oh, there is? Hold this for a second, will ya. [He hands the bag back to Mabel, takes a bill from his pocket and places it in the bag, and takes back the bag] That's from the Highway Patrol.
03x13 - Double Death Season 3 / Episode 13: - Double Death

Lieutenant Piersall: I've been on the force for 25 years. The one nightmare I've always had was sending an innocent man to jail.
Chief Dan Mathews: Yeah, I know how you feel. But look at it this way - It's your job to find evidence, the D.A.'s to build a case, the jury to bring in a verdict, and the judge to pass sentence.
Lieutenant Piersall: It was my evidence that built the case. Every time Thornton yelled that he was innocent, we yelled back that he was a liar. We called him "The Brain" because we could never collect the rest of the securities and the money. But now I don't know any more.
Chief Dan Mathews: We're gonna have to find Sylvester before Thornton really becomes a murderer. C'mon!
03x13 - Double Death Season 3 / Episode 13: - Double Death

Chief Dan Mathews: [to Sergeant Garvey] Help Piersall.
03x12 - Chain Store Season 3 / Episode 12: - Chain Store

Chief Dan Mathews: Reckless driving doesn't determine who's right - only who's left!
03x12 - Chain Store Season 3 / Episode 12: - Chain Store

Chief Dan Mathews: [to Crowley] When you get some time, put it back on. I think you'd look better in it.
03x11 - Convicted Innocent Season 3 / Episode 11: - Convicted Innocent

Jerry Reynolds: Mr. Mathews.
Chief Dan Mathews: Uh, what?
Jerry Reynolds: Been quite a trip and you saved my life, and I wanted to tell you how grateful I am. But can I pull out now? I'm way behind schedule.
Chief Dan Mathews: You sure can if I can have my 23 cents back.
Jerry Reynolds: [counts out 23 cents and gives the coins to Mathews] My life is certainly worth more than that.
Chief Dan Mathews: It wasn't a few minutes ago.
Jerry Reynolds: You're so right.
03x10 - Dead Hunter Season 3 / Episode 10: - Dead Hunter

Chief Dan Mathews: Foster reported the accident. He said he was out deer hunting, heard a noise in the thicket and he fired. He thought your father was quite a distance away.
Phyllis Chadwick: I... I can't believe it! What was my father doing out there?
Chief Dan Mathews: Well, he'd gone for a walk with Foster. Foster had his rifle with him.
Phyllis Chadwick: My father never went hunting in his life! He wouldn't even go around with anyone who carried a gun! He couldn't bear to see any living thing killed.
03x10 - Dead Hunter Season 3 / Episode 10: - Dead Hunter

William Foster: Well, what is it now, Mr. Mathews?
Chief Dan Mathews: We wanna ask you some more questions.
William Foster: I promised to cooperate, but honestly, this continued harassment... Oh, I'm sorry. I guess you understand I... I've been under quite a strain.
Chief Dan Mathews: Yeah, sure. We know.
William Foster: I came up to pick up some business correspondence and some records.
Chief Dan Mathews: Do you mind givin' 'em to us?
William Foster: Oh, really they're of no significance to anyone outside the firm. They're merely records I didn't want anything to happen to.
Chief Dan Mathews: Oh, we'll make sure nothin' happens to 'em.
William Foster: All right, then. They're in the front seat. After all, I won't be needing them immediately. Well, is that all, Mr. Mathews? I mean, I'd like to get back to the city before dark.
Chief Dan Mathews: Yea, sure. You'll make it, and don't worry about the four grand you carry.
William Foster: What are you talking about?
Chief Dan Mathews: We're trying to figure out how Corbin coulda walked through the mud and kept his shoes clean.

03x09 - Witness Wife Season 3 / Episode 9: - Witness Wife

Chief Dan Mathews: It isn't what you drive, but how you drive that counts!
03x09 - Witness Wife Season 3 / Episode 9: - Witness Wife

Chief Dan Mathews: [Knocks on the door where Mr. and Mrs. Jensen are hiding] Mathews, Highway Patrol. [He opens the door]
Martin Jensen: Boy, Mr. Mathews, am I glad to hear your voice, I was afraid there for a while I'd never get to testify.
Chief Dan Mathews: Don't worry. Nothing will keep you from testifying. [to Mrs. Jensen] 'Scuse me.
03x08 - Hot Dust Season 3 / Episode 8: - Hot Dust

Chief Dan Mathews: [to Mr. Garson] You know something? I wouldn't have his job for a million dollars tax free, or yours either. Oh, by the way, pick up the stuff at the tree, will ya?
03x07 - The Sniper Season 3 / Episode 7: - The Sniper

Fred Carter: Well, you are looking for boys, aren't you?
Chief Dan Mathews: Why should I?
Fred Carter: Well, you know how boys are.
Chief Dan Mathews: Sure I know how boys are, but that doesn't make them snipers.
Fred Carter: Well, grown men wouldn't go around shooting at cars.
Chief Dan Mathews: [wryly] You'd be amazed how many middle-aged juvenile delinquents there are.
03x07 - The Sniper Season 3 / Episode 7: - The Sniper

Chief Dan Mathews: [to Sergeant Moore] I'll get an ambulance. Oh, by the way, you qualified with that pistol of yours this month.
03x06 - Hostage Family Copter Season 3 / Episode 6: - Hostage Family Copter

Chief Dan Mathews: Say, by the way, would you do me a favor? Give me a ride down the hill.
Barbara Monroe: Oh, we'd be happy to , Mr. Mathews.
Daughter: And thank you, Mr. Mathews. We'd love to have you.
Chief Dan Mathews: [to Peter Monroe] Kinda made a mess outta your jacket, didn't I?
Peter Monroe: After all, you saved our lives, Mr. Mathews.
Chief Dan Mathews: Well, now you're savin' mine. I don't like to walk.
03x04 - Safecracker Season 3 / Episode 4: - Safecracker

Chief Dan Mathews: Reckless driving doesn't determine who's right - only who's left!
03x04 - Safecracker Season 3 / Episode 4: - Safecracker

Chief Dan Mathews: Did you enjoy the sermon, Wright?
Stanley Wright: You shoulda heard it.
Chief Dan Mathews: Lemme see your hands. [to Officer Johnson] Gimme the light.
Stanley Wright: Fluorescent powder is used for a lot of things, Mr. Mathews.
Chief Dan Mathews: Yeah, sure is. It's all over your wife's hands and the package she didn't get to mail.
Mrs. Wright: Honey, I knew it wouldn't work. I told you we couldn't get away with it.
Chief Dan Mathews: You shoulda stayed and listened to the sermon. Take 'im away.
03x02 - Efficiency Secretary Season 3 / Episode 2: - Efficiency Secretary

Doris Mauldin: How did you do it, Mr. Mathews?


Chief Dan Mathews: Your boyfriend's got long arms, just like the law. Awright.
02x39 - Rabies Season 2 / Episode 39: - Rabies

Chief Dan Mathews: [to Dr. Elliott] Let's go to Frenchman's Camp!
Snack stand operator: Say, if you're plannin' to run a race up that road, I'd forget it.
Chief Dan Mathews: No, I don't think you would, lady. Not this race, anyway!
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.

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