Broadcast: 20th September 1951
Added: May 22 2008
The story you are about to hear is true only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. Dragnet is the documented drama of an actually crime written in cooperation with the Los Angeles Police. You will travel step by step with the law through an actual case transcribed from official police files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment Dragnet is the story of your police force in action.
Detective Sergeant Friday was assigned to Robbery Detail. Two armed bandits invade the home of an elderly couple and the ageing husband is tortured unmercifully before he reveals the hiding place of his valuables. The two thieves make good their escape. It’s Sergeant Friday’s job to get them.