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    Sgt Joe Friday speech

    I did a search because I thought I would find it on here posted already.
    I couldn't seem to locate a thread though, so I figured I would post a link.

    If the link below doesn't work, here is the direct link to the page:
    http://blutube.policeone.com/Clip.as...36AA5201A32718

    It might play right here by clicking play:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Comment from one of the people who listened to this:
    True... True. Every rookie should listen to this... and some old timers to "remind" them.

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    Ok, that was the best thing I've heard in a very long time. Thanks.

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    That speech was from an episode where a U/C boot officer was accused of committing a robbery on duty and was being interviewed by Friday. Because of this the officer was down and ready to quit and mad at the dept for not just taking his word that he didn't do anything. This speech was to remind him why he was a cop. Right after this speech they came in and said that they caught the real suspect and the officer was cleared of any wrong doing.

    I like that speech.
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    Outstanding!!!
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    The name of the episode was "The Big Interrogation." Good speech by Joe. He had another one in "The Big LSD" about drugs.
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    Great Speech, I started digging around on youtube today after seeing this video and came across another video that I would like to share with you about a Special Agent. We always hear or see the stories about parents who tell kids "Be good or that police officer will take you away." While it is about a Federal Agent... It is nice to see that aside from locking up the bad ones, some people portray us as helping the good ones in need too...

    This video for some reason put that lump in my throat... I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew9x4fJtbC0

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    I recall the Dragnet episode where Sgt. Joe Friday made this speech. It's a classic. The rookie in question was portrayed by Kent Mc Chord who later portrayed Officer Jim Reed in Jack Webb's "Adam 12". The Dragnet episode where the speech was made took place something like forty years ago. The message is as true today as it was then.

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    For those of you that want to watch many of the old Dragnet or Adam-12 programs, go to WWW.HULU.COM.. Its a great free site that has many of the older TV programs and the current ones. It also has tons of movies. The site is a 10 on a 10 scale.
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    I'm a huge fan of hulu! Especially for the Adam 12 season 2 videos.

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    Great site Retired!

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    I love Adam-12, Dragnet, and Emergency. I, of course, wasn't around until 1982, but I grew up with the reruns on Nick at Nite and later TV Land. I also remember the episode and speech in question.

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    Jack Webb was the best. Here's one for you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4RIBhQIkII

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired96 View Post
    For those of you that want to watch many of the old Dragnet or Adam-12 programs, go to WWW.HULU.COM.. Its a great free site that has many of the older TV programs and the current ones. It also has tons of movies. The site is a 10 on a 10 scale.
    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KapsFB View Post
    Jack Webb was the best. Here's one for you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4RIBhQIkII
    Now that was some clean classic copper comedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtxpro752 View Post
    Now that was some clean classic copper comedy.
    I watched the copper clapper caper on YouTube about two weeks ago!

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    I believe I heard that when he passed away, Jack Webb was given a full police burial, and this speech was read there as well.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptcop531 View Post
    I believe I heard that when he passed away, Jack Webb was given a full police burial, and this speech was read there as well.....

    That is true. He is the only non-sworn person given a police funeral by the LAPD. Still true to this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired96 View Post
    For those of you that want to watch many of the old Dragnet or Adam-12 programs, go to WWW.HULU.COM.. Its a great free site that has many of the older TV programs and the current ones. It also has tons of movies. The site is a 10 on a 10 scale.
    Crap HULU doesn't work outside the U.S.A. copyrights!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptcop531 View Post
    I believe I heard that when he passed away, Jack Webb was given a full police burial, and this speech was read there as well.....
    Jack Webb was an honorary L.A.P.D. Sgt. his badge was 714!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackavar View Post
    Can anyone point me in the direction of obtaining this audio file?
    You can find this audio file in www.YouTube.com (Dragnet) or click my policelink.com site below, their I have it posted, you can copy the URL after played!
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    Text for those that want it

    It's awkward having a policeman around the house. Friends drop in, a man with a badge answers the door, the temperature drops 20 degrees. You throw a party and that badge gets in the way. All of a sudden there isn't a straight man in the crowd. Everybody's a comedian. "Don't drink too much," somebody says, "or the man with a badge'll run you in." Or "How's it going, Dick Tracy? How many jaywalkers did you pinch today?" And then there's always the one who wants to know how many apples you stole.

    All at once you lost your first name. You're a cop, a flatfoot, a bull, a dick, John Law. You're the fuzz, the heat; you're poison, you're trouble, you're bad news. They call you everything, but never a policeman.

    It's not much of a life, unless you don't mind missing a Dodger game because the hotshot phone rings. Unless you LIKE working Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, at a job that doesn't pay overtime. Oh, the pay's adequate-- if you count pennies you can put your kid through college, but you better plan on seeing Europe on your television set.

    And then there's your first night on the beat. When you try to arrest a drunken prostitute in a Main St. bar and she rips your new uniform to shreds. You'll buy another one-- out of your own pocket. And you're going to rub elbows with the elite-- pimps, addicts, thieves, bums, winos, girls who can't keep an address and men who don't care. Liars, cheats, con men-- the class of Skid Row.

    And the heartbreak-- underfed kids, beaten kids, molested kids, lost kids, crying kids, homeless kids, hit-and-run kids, broken-arm kids, broken-leg kids, broken-head kids, sick kids, dying kids, dead kids. The old people nobody wants-- the reliefers, the pensioners, the ones who walk the street cold, and those who tried to keep warm and died in a $3 room with an unventilated gas heater. You'll walk your beat and try to pick up the pieces.

    Do you have real adventure in your soul? You better have, because you're gonna do time in a prowl car. Oh, it's going to be a thrill a minute when you get an "unknown trouble" call and hit a backyard at 2 in the morning, never knowing who you'll meet-- a kid with a knife, a pill-head with a gun, or two ex-cons with nothing to lose. And you're going to have plenty of time to think. You'll draw duty in a lonely car, with nobody to talk to but your radio.

    Four years in uniform and you'll have the ability, the experience and maybe the desire to be a detective. If you like to fly by the seat of your pants, this is where you belong. For every crime that's committed, you've got 3 million suspects to choose from. And most of the time, you'll have few facts and a lot of hunches. You'll run down leads that dead-end on you. You'll work all-night stakeouts that could last a week. You'll do leg work until you're sure you've talked to everybody in the state of California: people who saw it happen, but really didn't. People who insist they did it, but really didn't. People who don't remember; those who try to forget. Those who tell the truth; those who lie. You'll run the files until your eyes ache.

    And paperwork? You'll fill out a report when you're right, you'll fill out a report when you're wrong, you'll fill one out when you're not sure, you'll fill one out listing your leads, you'll fill one out when you have no leads, you'll make out a report on the reports you've made. You'll write enough words in your lifetime to stock a library.

    You'll learn to live with doubt, anxiety, frustration. Court decisions that tend to hinder rather than help you. Dorado, Morse, Escobedo, Cahan. You'll learn to live with the District Attorney, testifying in court, defense attorneys, prosecuting attorneys, judges, juries, witnesses. And sometimes you're not going to be happy with the outcome.

    But there's also this: there are over 5,000 men in this city, who know that being a policeman is an endless, glamourless, thankless job that's gotta be done.

    I know it, too, and I'm damn glad to be one of them.
    "We're not in this business for the money. We're not in it for the excitement, and moments like this. Duty, honor, country, service, truth, and justice are good. But you can do that from behind a desk. In the end, you carry a gun and shield out into the field for the sole purpose of confronting the bad guys. The enemy. There is no other reason to be on the front lines." ~Nelson Demille

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackavar View Post
    Can anyone point me in the direction of obtaining this audio file?
    I can email you a copy in mp3 format if you PM me with an address.
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