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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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  Played by:
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

03x24 - Hit and Run Season 3 / Episode 24: - Hit and Run

Lois Emory: Mr. Mathews?
Chief Dan Mathews: Yeah, what?
Lois Emory: What did you mean when you said that...you hope the man is alive, for MY sake?
Chief Dan Mathews: You hit a man, and you left him in the street. That's a felony. If he dies, it's manslaughter!
Peter Emory: Is she under arrest?
Chief Dan Mathews: No. We haven't got a victim or a witness.
Peter Emory: Can I take her home?
Chief Dan Mathews: Yeah, take her home.
Peter Emory: Thanks!
Chief Dan Mathews: Nowhere else!!
03x24 - Hit and Run Season 3 / Episode 24: - Hit and Run

Mike Parker: What about my brother?
Chief Dan Mathews: I'm gonna get him to a doctor. What can I get you? Awright move! C'mon, move!
03x23 - Deaf Mute Season 3 / Episode 23: - Deaf Mute

Chief Dan Mathews: Alert all units about missing girl. Age 10. Blonde hair. Name - Susan Haskell. Last seen wearing a blue skirt and a gray sweater. Use caution - she's being held as a hostage. 10-4?
Dispatcher: 10-4.
Chief Dan Mathews: If anything happens to that kid! [shakes head grimly]
03x23 - Deaf Mute Season 3 / Episode 23: - Deaf Mute

Chief Dan Mathews: [to Susie Haskell] I'm going over and talk to your father. Do you wanna go with me?

03x22 - Tear Gas Copter Season 3 / Episode 22: - Tear Gas Copter

Chief Dan Mathews: If you care to drive, drive with care!
03x22 - Tear Gas Copter Season 3 / Episode 22: - Tear Gas Copter

Chief Dan Mathews: [writes the word 'RUN' on a slip of paper] Get over there, and guard that position. Watch the door.
Officer Simpson: Think the woman will react to the note?
Chief Dan Mathews: I don't know, but if she starts runnin', cover her with all the lead you can.
03x22 - Tear Gas Copter Season 3 / Episode 22: - Tear Gas Copter

Grier: [after being handcuffed] What are you going to do to me?
Chief Dan Mathews: I'm going to introduce you to thirteen friends of mine - a judge and a jury. Alright - move!
03x21 - Revenge Season 3 / Episode 21: - Revenge

Officer Johnson: I remember now, too. He was a pretty bad character. Made a lot of threats in the courtroom against you.
Chief Dan Mathews: They always threaten the arresting officer.
Officer Johnson: Well, he continued making the threats long after he was in prison.
Chief Dan Mathews: That figures. After awhile, they get the business out of them, though. I'll ride over with you.
Officer Johnson: Oh, I can take care of it. No use in you getting involved.
Chief Dan Mathews: Threats are a dime a dozen, You can't tell what the farmers are gonna do. C'mon!
03x20 - Lady Bandits Season 3 / Episode 20: - Lady Bandits

Officer Larrabee: [lays cover over dead loan company owner] He didn't even get a chance to get his gun out of the drawer.
Chief Dan Mathews: Why do they reach for their guns? That's our job!
03x20 - Lady Bandits Season 3 / Episode 20: - Lady Bandits

Chief Dan Mathews: Pretty. Let's go.
03x18 - The Seventh Green Season 3 / Episode 18: - The Seventh Green

Dispatcher: None of the references given by Hepner and Carroll are legitimate. The people listed as nearest relatives do not exist.
Chief Dan Mathews: What'd you get on Hepner?
Dispatcher: Fingerprints show that Hepner is really Leonard Gage. Two-time loser and murder suspect. Released from prison April 3rd this year. Wanted for robbery of Springfield Shoe Factory payroll and murder of guard April 5th. Gage positively identified by fingerprints on that job.
Chief Dan Mathews: Thanks!
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.

  Next: Sergeant Ken Williams
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