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

02x06 - Typhoid Carrier Season 2 / Episode 6: - Typhoid Carrier

Chief Dan Mathews: APB on this guy. Lenny Forbes, also known as Lenny Frazier.
Officer Larrabee: Right.
Chief Dan Mathews: Alert all units Indian Valley - he was in that area this morning. Put that on the air, then meet me at the car.
Officer Larrabee: Where are we going?
Chief Dan Mathews: Indian Valley. We gotta find this guy - he's dangerous.
Officer Larrabee: Is he armed?
Chief Dan Mathews: He sure is - with typhoid!
02x03 - Trailer Story Season 2 / Episode 3: - Trailer Story

Chief Dan Mathews: Would you recognize him if you saw him again?
Hal Bishop: Sure, I think so. Anyway, I know I'd identify the woman!
Chief Dan Mathews: All right, forget her. Take a look at these. [hands Bishop several info sheets with photographs]
Hal Bishop: [examines photos] These two look a lot alike - Minnick and Talbot. I'm not positive, but I think Talbot's your man. [hands back info sheets and photos]
Chief Dan Mathews: [reads from document] Steve Talbot - age 35. He's married. Wife's name Audrey - age 25. Five feet four, about 110 pounds. Has been known to be blonde, brunette, and redhead. She hasn't missed much - did time at Tahachopee.
Officer Dorsey: The lady in the jewelry store was positive the man was alone.
Chief Dan Mathews: Well, if it was Talbot, he could've planned to meet her after the job.
02x01 - The Search Season 2 / Episode 1: - The Search

Chief Dan Mathews: [to Sergeant Johnson] Make a note - another APB on Desmond. Have the fellows cover all points in this area. He might be traveling with a gal in a brown convertible. [to Grundy] Describe her, will you?
Grundy: Well, about 25, 26. [hesitates]
Chief Dan Mathews: Oh, come on, Mr. Grundy - you've gotta do better than that!
Grundy: Well, brown hair, about five foot four or five. Kinda silly-lookin'.
Chief Dan Mathews: You have a doctor take a look at that neck of yours. I'll send an officer back to get a full report. Next time, look out for who you hire! [to Sergeant Johnson] Desmond's got everything he needs - car, money, and a girlfriend. He's probably headed back for the city. If we don't pick him up before he gets there, we'll lose him again. C'mon - let's roll!
01x38 - Prospector Season 1 / Episode 38: - Prospector

Chief Dan Mathews: Has he ever had this kind of money before?
E.L. Dunn: Mr. Mathews, the only time that I ever knew Asa to have a couple of hundred dollars in a lump sum was right after he came in and borrowed it from the bank. He has nothing.
01x38 - Prospector Season 1 / Episode 38: - Prospector

Sergeant Corey: Look, why don't you cover me? I'm younger - maybe faster.
Chief Dan Mathews: I'm old enough to be scared. That makes me just as fast.
01x37 - Missing Witness Season 1 / Episode 37: - Missing Witness

Chief Dan Mathews: Try to be as good a driver as you think you are!
01x36 - Taxi Season 1 / Episode 36: - Taxi

Chief Dan Mathews: What did you do with the driver of the sports car?
Steve Stankey: He was in the way. I got rid of him.
Chief Dan Mathews: Isn't one killing enough?
Steve Stankey: One's enough to hang you. The rest are on the house!
01x35 - Runaway Boy Season 1 / Episode 35: - Runaway Boy

Chief Dan Mathews: The careless driver isn't driving his car - he's aiming it!
01x34 - Art Robbery Season 1 / Episode 34: - Art Robbery

Carter Giles: Really, Mr. Mathews, I can't conceive of anybody going to so low as to...
Chief Dan Mathews: What? Steal or commit murder?
Carter Giles: I can't conceive of it.
Chief Dan Mathews: Mr. Giles, there's a mathematical formula. You take what you don't wanna believe - add it to what you haf'ta believe. You come up with amazing answers.
01x33 - Dead Patrolman Season 1 / Episode 33: - Dead Patrolman

Chief Dan Mathews: Leave blood at the Red Cross - not on the highway!
01x33 - Dead Patrolman Season 1 / Episode 33: - Dead Patrolman

Larry Gardner: I've never used a gun. He shot Allard.
Chief Dan Mathews: He pulled the trigger, you mean.
01x30 - Hitchhiker Dies Season 1 / Episode 30: - Hitchhiker Dies

Chief Dan Mathews: The careless driver isn't driving his car - he's aiming it!
01x29 - License Plates Season 1 / Episode 29: - License Plates

Sergeant Corey: Looks like our man again, only now he's taking the county cars for a getaway.
Chief Dan Mathews: I'll make you a small bet - we take him to jail in a Highway Patrol car!
01x28 - Mental Patient Season 1 / Episode 28: - Mental Patient

Chief Dan Mathews: If you interfere with an officer, that's a misdemeanor. If you shoot somebody, that's a felony! Think before you do anything! Now, would you mind closing the door?
Milo Hobson: [closes car door] You can't threaten me - I pay your salary!
Chief Dan Mathews: You just got your money's worth in good advice!
01x27 - Motorcycle A Season 1 / Episode 27: - Motorcycle A

Mrs. Sills: Suppose that officer dies - what happens to the truck driver?
Chief Dan Mathews: Well, if Officer Anders dies, the truck driver's going to face a manslaughter charge.
Bernie Sills: Well, that ain't fair. It's those two men on motorcycles who ought to be punished. They come zoomin' into town just achin' to start trouble. Last year, just eight months ago, fifty of 'em swooped down on this place. Scarin' kids to death, breakin' up our property. Run my wife down and broke her hip, that's what they did - she hasn't been able to walk right since! And that wasn't enough for those punks. Oh, no. No, they gotta come back lookin' for more trouble!
01x23 - Plane Crash Season 1 / Episode 23: - Plane Crash

Barney: This Barlow - he's mixed up in the rackets, isn't he?
Chief Dan Mathews: Yeah, the numbers.
Barney: I never heard of him connected with anything rough, though.
Chief Dan Mathews: Well, you have now.
01x23 - Plane Crash Season 1 / Episode 23: - Plane Crash

Chief Dan Mathews: Figure it out - plane lands on an isolated firebreak, apparently no emergency. Ranger reports the landing, ranger turns up dead, plane turns up deserted. Whoever set the plane down had a good reason; didn't wait to share the secret with the ranger.
Barney: On the other hand, it might be somethin' real simple... engine trouble.
Chief Dan Mathews: Barney, the ranger didn't die of engine trouble.
01x23 - Plane Crash Season 1 / Episode 23: - Plane Crash

Chief Dan Mathews: You played your part real well, but you don't ad-lib so good.
Steve Wasson the Pilot: W-What do you mean?
Chief Dan Mathews: Figure it out.
01x23 - Plane Crash Season 1 / Episode 23: - Plane Crash

Barney: How'd you figure that one out?
Chief Dan Mathews: I went to patrol academy, remember.
01x21 - Car Theft Season 1 / Episode 21: - Car Theft

Chief Dan Mathews: It isn't the car that kills. It's the driver!
01x20 - Hit and Run Season 1 / Episode 20: - Hit and Run

Chief Dan Mathews: All because she wouldn't stop!
01x17 - Lie Detector Season 1 / Episode 17: - Lie Detector

Chief Dan Mathews: The careless driver isn't driving his car - he's aiming it!
01x16 - Mountain Copter Season 1 / Episode 16: - Mountain Copter

Micky Demarest: All of a sudden, I'm a nice guy. I've got a gun on you, and so all of a sudden, you're on my side. My buddy!
Chief Dan Mathews: Look, we could've picked you off from the 'copter anytime. Used you for target practice. Let you lay out there while we sat in the rocks and told stories until you passed out. I'm coming down to get you 'cause I need information on that pharmacy job. So either use that gun or throw it away!
01x15 - Girl Bandit Season 1 / Episode 15: - Girl Bandit

Chief Dan Mathews: The clowns at the circus, they're real funny. But on the highway, they're murder!
01x13 - Escort Season 1 / Episode 13: - Escort

Chief Dan Mathews: [to Milan] We can't stop a guy from being murdered if we don't know who he is, can we?
01x12 - Phony Insurance Season 1 / Episode 12: - Phony Insurance

Chief Dan Mathews: A leaky gas tank can set a highway on fire. A blowout can send a truck out of control and kill a lot of people. The clutch slips today, the brakes don't hold tomorrow, then we have a mass funeral for the victims. Now, if there's no evidence that these breakdowns are premeditated, let's find out fast!
01x11 - Retired Gangster Season 1 / Episode 11: - Retired Gangster

Jack McCall: The state got me into this mess.
Chief Dan Mathews: No, that's where you're wrong. You got yourself into this mess a long time ago.
01x11 - Retired Gangster Season 1 / Episode 11: - Retired Gangster

Chief Dan Mathews: Respect - that's a pretty word. After you've talked to the grand jury, maybe you'll have more self-respect.
01x11 - Retired Gangster Season 1 / Episode 11: - Retired Gangster

Chief Dan Mathews: You know, I got to admit it, I'm very happy that you're going to talk.
Jack McCall: Why?
Chief Dan Mathews: I want to be proud that I kept you alive, that's all.
01x11 - Retired Gangster Season 1 / Episode 11: - Retired Gangster

Chief Dan Mathews: Highway Patrol headquarters, this is Mathews. I want a tail put on Pete Roberts. He's been out of the pen for about three months... What? Occupation? He never had one he could mention.

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