Army-style warfare against crime in big-city police work. That was S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons And Tactics) whose job it was to tackle those situations, usually violent ones, that line police couldn't handle, with whatever weaponry was necessary. Mostly recruited from Vietnam veterans the S.W.A.T. squad dressed in semi military attire and were organized along the lines of a front-line patrol.
Last Episode02x24 Officer Luca, You're Dead Aired: Apr. 03, 1976
Luca is charged with manslaughter after he is forced to kill a man who was holding his own wife hostage at gunpoint.
- Lieutenant Dan 'Hondo' Harre…
- Officer Jim Street
- Officer Dominic Luca
- Officer T.J. McCabe
- Sergeant David 'Deacon' Kay
Series Fun Facts
- T.j> McCabe was the marksman of the team. That is why he was always armed with a high powered rifle instead of an assault rifle.
- The series' theme music, "Theme from S.W.A.T.," by Rhythm Heritage was a #1 hit single on the Billboard Top 100 on February 28, 1976.
- While most of the team carried standard issue .38 revolvers Lieutenant "Hondo" Harrelson carried a semi automatic .45 caliber M1911 pistol.