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  • Andy Sipowicz (NYPD Blue)

    14 45.16%
  • Oliva Bensen (Law and Order: SVU)

    1 3.23%
  • Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice)

    0 0%
  • Barney Fife (Andy Griffith Show)

    1 3.23%
  • Mick Belker (Hill Street Blues)

    3 9.68%
  • Vic Mackey (The Shield)

    3 9.68%
  • Joe Friday (Dragnet)

    3 9.68%
  • Lennie Briscoe (Law and Order)

    2 6.45%
  • Det. Sgt. Phil Fish (Barney Miller)

    4 12.90%
  • Frank Poncharello (CHiPs)

    0 0%
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    You left out:
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    I'm changing my choice to Dirty Harry. He gets to shoot like eight people in the morning before coffee, and never go before a review board, just get taken out of homicide for a day till they beg him to come back because they can't solve the murders without him. wrecks three or four cars a week and doesn't have to go to remedial driving, or even wait for his car to get fixed. Just pick up a new one. Never heard him read anyone their rights, and touches everything he can at every crime scene he goes to......Now that's police work.
    The six o'clock rule
    I tell them to act according to the six o'clock rule, a phrase that causes most of them to say, "Huh?"
    I tell them to use this little test before they decide to do something. If they were to do what they're thinking about, and it became the lead story on the six o'clock news, would they be proud? Would their department be proud, and would their family be proud? It's a simple way to live your life both personally and professionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Where is the "Reed and Malloy" choice??
    That's what I want to know. I guess you couldn't put every TV cop in the poll. Watching Adam-12 as a kid started my interest in law enforcement. It fostered respect in me for Police Officers at an early age and curiosty about police tactics that have served me well over the years. It still is one of the most realistic TV depictions of police work in my opinion, even after all of these years.

    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    And if there was that choice, which one would Captain America say he was more like, since they were his FTO's.
    More Pete Malloy than Jim Reed. Malloy was the cynical veteran officer and Reed was the gung-ho young officer.Malloy spent a lot of time trying to keep Reed from getting himself killed early in their partnership. I guess because I have been a trainer and FTO for most of my career and tend to be a cynical soul , I would have to say Malloy. Most Jim Reeds , if they stay in law enforcement long enough turn into Pete Malloys as did Reed at the end of the series. No one was more happier about that than Pete Malloy.
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    N.Y.P.D. BLUE. It was one the the best alltime cop shows. Lot of great actors through the seasons. Andy was never short of a smart... comment.
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    I'd go with MacNulty from The Wire.

    On speaking of "relations" though, I'd like nothing more than to "relate" with olivia benson from Law & order SVU, especially over dinner and drinks.
    Here's to our girlfriends, and our lovers... and may they never meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZInterceptor View Post
    I'd go with MacNulty from The Wire.

    On speaking of "relations" though, I'd like nothing more than to "relate" with olivia benson from Law & order SVU, especially over dinner and drinks.

    shouldn't that be "here's to our wives and girlfriends, and hope they never meet?"
    The six o'clock rule
    I tell them to act according to the six o'clock rule, a phrase that causes most of them to say, "Huh?"
    I tell them to use this little test before they decide to do something. If they were to do what they're thinking about, and it became the lead story on the six o'clock news, would they be proud? Would their department be proud, and would their family be proud? It's a simple way to live your life both personally and professionally.

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    I've known some old guys like Sgt Fish. Know a hell of a lot, but now are into "economy of action"....
    Well just excuse the hell outta me,I get outta the car once in awhile.

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    I had tp pick Barney Fife....As a Veterans Affairs Cop, I'm lucky to have a gun!!!
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    Which of the following TV cops do you feel you could most relate to (as a law enforcement officer)? Why?

    Oliva Bensen & Lennie Briscoe (Law and Order) Cross between the two, because as Xiphos said, Lennie has the wit and sarcasm and Olivia is like me, a female.

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    Boscoe, 3rd watch.
    Did not watch much TV back then but catch a few shows off Third Watch, excellent show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCharlie View Post
    Remember the FTO on the series "10-8: Officers on Duty"? He gave that little guy hell

    That was a good show. It really pissed me off when they took it off the air after such a short run. They had a hit and took it away??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike01 View Post
    That was a good show. It really pissed me off when they took it off the air after such a short run. They had a hit and took it away??????
    I agree. That was a fun show. Especially since every call was an emergency and they drifted through every turn on the way to it. And there was no traffic.

    I did like that show though, it was fun to watch.
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    I like Det. Joe Fontana ( Dennis Farina ), mostly because he's the only one that I know was an actual LEO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kannahspapa View Post
    I like Det. Joe Fontana ( Dennis Farina ), mostly because he's the only one that I know was an actual LEO.
    Chuck Norris is an actual LEO, so you could include Walker, Texas Ranger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    I liked Sully on 3rd Watch.
    He's not much like me, but he's been one of my favorite cop characters. I'd love to be partnered with him.
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    Originally Posted by mike01
    That was a good show. It really pissed me off when they took it off the air after such a short run. They had a hit and took it away??????
    I know this is kind of getting off topic, but what about the show High Incident? That was another good one taken off air WAY too fast. It came out right when I figured out I wanted to be a cop.

    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Chuck Norris is an actual LEO, so you could include Walker, Texas Ranger.
    You should get Chuck on O/R!
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    Fish. No doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSO85360 View Post
    shouldn't that be "here's to our wives and girlfriends, and hope they never meet?"
    Not married yet, so I had to tweak it.
    Here's to our girlfriends, and our lovers... and may they never meet.

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    Another shout-out for John Sullivan (Sully) on Third Watch.

    Though I'm often more like Maurice Boscorelli (Bosco).

    (my favorite show ever)

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    Quote Originally Posted by resq14 View Post
    Another shout-out for John Sullivan (Sully) on Third Watch)
    Another good show that they canceled - Yeah Sully was great.

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