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Episode Guide

    • Convicted Innocent
      Convicted Innocent
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      10
      Mathews helps get a man out of prison who was wrongly convicted of murder during a robbery, but the bitter man can only think of taking revenge on the bus driver whose mistaken identification helped to convict him.
    • Dead Hunter
      Dead Hunter
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/9/57
      10

      Chief Dan Mathews responds to a call of an apparent hunting accident involving two business partners in a remote area of the mountains. Only it's after the dead man's daughter reveals that her father would never hunt and hated guns that Mathews begins to suspect foul play.

    • Deaf Mute
      Deaf Mute
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      9.7
    • Hideout
      Hideout
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/6/58
      9.6

      A holdup man kills a guard and deserts his wounded partner during a robbery, but then discovers that the silent partners who planned the robbery and provided a hideout are even more ruthless than he is.

    • Reckless Driving
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/17/55
      9.6
      A salesman's wife is critically injured in a car crash after he, driving on a suspended license, tries to evade a Highway Patrol check point.
    • Careless Cop
      Careless Cop
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      9.6
    • Phony Insurance
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/19/55
      9.6

      A crook has what appears to be a perfect racket. His men cause trucks to have accidental break-downs on the roadway, and then he sends out a service to repair the trucks. His plans works until two things happen. A trucker turns down the service, calling the Highway Patrol instead, and one of the crooks/road mechanics ends up dead.

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    • Hot Rod
      Hot Rod
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      9.6
      Dan enlists the help of the leader of a local hot rod car club to assist in finding two robbers who use a souped-up car to get away from the Highway Patrol after each job.
    • Taxi
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      6/1/56
      9.5
      A Highway Patrolman is murdered by a gunman in a taxi cab after a gas station is held up.
    • Motel Robbery
      Motel Robbery
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      9.5
      Dan finds himself on the business end of a gun barrel when he corners a thief who has been robbing motels and has already proven he's willing to kill to escape capture.
    • Suspected Cop
      Suspected Cop
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      3/5/57
      9.5

      Professor McKay, a gemologist, is transporting uncut jewels to have them appraised when he suffers a heart attack while driving. After his car is impounded by the Highway Patrol, McKay dies and his daughter accuses Patrolman Johnson, the officer who was the only one in charge of her father's car, of stealing the jewels which can't be found. A newspaper reporter is about to publish the story, pointing the finger at Johnson so Dan Mathews has little time to sort out the theft.

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    • Dead Patrolman
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      9.5
      On a remote road, a citizen happens upon a Highway Patrol squad car with keys in the ignition, engine running, but abandoned. Mathews calls out an all out search for a patrolman that is either injured, or dead, for a Highway Patrolman would never just walk away from his car.
    • Desert Town
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/14/55
      9.5

      While inspecting some of the outlying Highway Patrol substations, Dan decides that breakfast sounds good and stops at a dinner in a small town, only to be told that the stove has just broken. He tries another place that closes as soon as he gets there. The town's general store is closed and Dan's suspicions rise when he sees no one anywhere in the town.

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    • License Plates
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      9.5
      The Highway Patrol gets involved with trying to catch an extremely crafty bank robber, who keeps no pattern, never performs the same way twice, and looks like an everyday guy, making it near impossible to get an accurate description of him. That is, until he runs across an alert young man with a good memory.moreless
    • Hit And Run
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      2/13/56
      9.5
      After a fight with her husband, a distraught woman accidentally runs down a pedestrian, and then flees the scene to take refuge at her mother's house.
    • Transmitter Danger
    • Hostage Officer
      Hostage Officer
      Season 3 - Episode 36
      9.5
    • Credit Card
      Credit Card
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      9.5
    • Human Bomb
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      2/27/56
      9.4
      A fired employee heads his car full of explosives toward the company's main building as the Highway Patrol puts up roadblocks in hopes of stopping him before it's too late.
    • Psycho Killer
      Psycho Killer
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      9.4
    • Detour To Death
      Detour To Death
      Season 4 - Episode 37
      9.4
      Unsuspecting motorists who follow what turns out to be a phoney detour sign wind up pulled over by just as phoney police officers in a fake cruiser. The drivers don't get tickets, but they do get robbed.
    • Lie Detector
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      1/23/56
      9.4

      Using a lie detector, and his intuition, Dan must sort out who is telling the truth about an attempted robbery of an old woman who owns a motel and her eager to help nephew.

    • Trojan Horse
      Trojan Horse
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      3/12/57
      9.4

      A couple of thieves stow away in the rear of a truck driven by a third crook that will carry them into a plant's secured lot at night so that they can crack the company's safe where there's a $27,000 payroll being stored.

    • Mental Patient
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      4/1/56
      9.4
      After a local farmer is brutally killed, a recently escaped mental patient becomes the prime suspect when it's reported that the man was spotted near the murder site.
    • Phony Cop
      Phony Cop
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      9.4
    • Dan Hostage
      Dan Hostage
      Season 4 - Episode 31
      9.4
      Bungling holdup man, Ed Legett, blows a restaurant robbery and shohots the owner, Cotton Harmon. Chief Mathews just happens upon the scene causing Legett to use the owner's wife as a hostage until Mathews convinces him to swap himself for the wife.
    • Temptation
      Temptation
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      9.4
      Rudolph Preston, a construction foreman, provokes a physical altercation between his employer and an independent contractor, Brian Meeker. Preston then takes advantage of the altercation to steal a large sum of money from the construction company and pin the blame on Meeker.
    • Father Thief
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/5/55
      9.3

      A Highway Patrolman stops a young man for exceeding the speed limit and then becomes suspicious of all the spare parts in the car, only to have the boy panic and accidentally run over the officer.

    • Double Cross
      Double Cross
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      6/3/57
      9.3

      A bonded messenger plots with an accomplice to steal a payroll worth $20,000. Only what he doesn't count on is his partner in crime killing him and taking all the money for himself. The murderer also doesn't plan on Chief Dan Mathews being right on his tail.

    • Hitchhiker Dies
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      9.3
      After a payroll heist goes wrong and the robber is wounded, a good Samaritan who stops to help the man by giving him a ride soon finds himself as the Highway Patrol's prime suspect in the crime.
    • The Search
      The Search
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9.3
      After an elderly couple inadvertently help a murderous bank robber slip through a police road block, a restaurant manager spots the fugitive who uses the old folks to keep from getting caught.
    • Dan's Vacation
      Dan's Vacation
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      9.3
    • Hostage Family Copter
      Hostage Family Copter
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/11/57
      9.3

      A murderer on the run kidnaps a couple and their daughter at gunpoint. They hideout in a cabin in the woods. Highway Patrol helicopters finally track them down.

    • Hitchhiker
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/7/55
      9.3
      An ex-con is suspected of multiple murders in an insurance fraud scheme involving migrant workers.
    • Released Convict
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      9.3
      When an armored car thief is released after doing his time, Chief Mathews sets up an elaborate net of officers to track the man as he heads back to the hiding place he put a half million dollars before his capture.
    • Gambling
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/31/55
      9.3
      The Highway Patrol is asked to lend assistance to a local Sheriff after his attempts to shut down an illegal gambling house all fail.
    • Lookout
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/24/55
      9.3
      After a restaurant owner is killed by two men in a hold up, a man hunt searches for a third man, who was uninvolved in the robbery but unlucky enough to be with the robbers at the time.
    • Hitchhiker
      Hitchhiker
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      9.3
      The Parkers have devised a slick modus operandi. Joe thumbs a ride with unsuspecting drivers. He then robs them and meets Dolly at a spot they've decided on, only to set up the next mark. But all turns deadly for one good Samaritan when he fights back and gets murdered.
    • Hired Killer
      Hired Killer
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      9.3
      A hitman comes to a small town looking for two brothers who are in hiding while waiting to testify against a Chicago gangster. The gunman finds and kills one of the witnesses, but the other brother is on a picnic with his girlfriend. Dan Mathews races to find the couple before the assassin can kill again.moreless
    • Slain Cabby
      Slain Cabby
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      9.3
      Two thieves steal taxicabs in order to use them as getaway cars for their next robberies.
    • Plant Robbery
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      3/19/56
      9.3

      Using forensic science like metal work and foot print analysis to help solve a crime, Dan must use all resources available to find the criminals behind a daring armed robbery using a perfectly replicated armored truck, which has already resulted in one murder.

    • Prospector
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      6/1/56
      9.3
      An old prospector finds more than ore on his claim. A robber has hidden a cache of stolen money there and Asa McQueen has found it and started spending it quite publicly, drawing the dangerous attention of the thief.
    • Plane Crash
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      3/5/56
      9.3

      A ranger calls the Highway Patrol when he sees a small plane coming down in what he thinks is an emergency landing. Mathews arrives to find the empty plane intact and the ranger murdered.

    • Missing Witness
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      9.3
      The same day that a suspect is about to be sentenced in the Sunrise Park murders, a lady walks into the Highway Patrol HQ with the story that the man on trial is innocent, and she knows who the real killer is.
    • Tear Gas Copter
      Tear Gas Copter
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      9.3
    • Retired Gangster
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/12/55
      9.2

      An ex-mob boss turned witness refuses to be guarded in a hotel, so Dan and team set up defenses on the man's ranch, spending five days fending off a sharp shooter, a car bomb, and explosives in a package.

    • Radioactive
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/21/55
      9.2

      An oil research device that contains radioactive materials is stolen and makes it's way through various hands until it's about to be dismantled by a ham radio operator, with his pregnant wife looking on.

    • The Sniper
      The Sniper
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/18/57
      9.2

      A sniper is taking random shots at passing cars on a rural road and one of those shots takes the life of a driver. This sets the Highway Patrol hot on the trail of the shooter only Matthews isn't convinced of the person the townsfolk are accusing.

    • Suicide
      Suicide
      Season 3 - Episode 31
      9.2
    • Magazine Writer
      Magazine Writer
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      9.2
      Reporter Sam Dalquist has gone missing. Dan has been looking for him because a two bit hood was found dead after getting a traffic citation driving Dalquist's car. The only lead Mathews has is that Dalquist was working on an exposé about a hood named Matlock and that may be where the writer will be found...dead or alive.moreless
    • Convict's Wife
      Convict's Wife
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      9.2
    • Escaped Mental Patient
      Escaped Mental Patient
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      9.1

      Dan uses tracking dogs to stay on the trail of a middle aged escaped mental patient who thinks he's a famous musician, but who has also taken a woman hostage.

    • Art Robbery
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      9.1
      A known art collector purchases some very valuable and very expensive paintings for his collection. But even with extreme security, someone has devised a plan to take those paintings and hold them for ransom. Unfortunately, that leads to a man's death which brings Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol into the picture.moreless
    • Typhoid Carrier
      Typhoid Carrier
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      9.1
      Hank Dooley's daughter has just died from typhoid fever, and Dooley is now searching for his farm hand Len Frazier who is the one who infected her, complete with rifle in hand.
    • Lady Bandits
      Lady Bandits
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      9.1
    • Blast Area Copter
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      9.1
      The all clear has been given for a blasting team to start excavating a flood zone basin when a gunman and the car and driver he's hijacked drive directly into the danger zone. High overhead, Dan in a Highway Patrol helicopter attempts a capture, only to have their radio knocked out, with moments to go before the blast.moreless
    • Blood Money
      Blood Money
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      9.1
    • False Confession
      False Confession
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      9.1
      A warehouse is broken into and robbed by two men who end up killing the security guard. Jim Rogers witnesses the break-in and devises a plan where he'll confess and take the rap for the reward to benefit his impoverished family. Only when he finds out that the money doesn't come until after a court trial and conviction, he takes off.moreless
    • Mistaken Identity
      Mistaken Identity
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      9.1
      An elderly man, John Colter, is mistaken for a diamond merchant traveling in a similar car and kidnapped by a thief. Mathews makes contact with the real merchant and replaces him with an officer in an attempt to catch the thief and find Colter.
    • Car Theft
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      2/20/56
      9.1

      Dan gets a tip from a salvage dealer and uncovers a car theft ring that buys wrecks for their plates and registration, which they then put on freshly stolen repainted vehicles.

    • Revenge
      Revenge
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      9.1
    • Escort
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/26/55
      9.1

      Dan gets a tip from an anonymous source that a mobster has a hit scheduled for the senator who is heading up the crime commission that is investigating the crook's rackets.

    • Chain Store
      Chain Store
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/23/57
      9.1

      A disgruntled truck driver seeks revenge by robbing only the chain stores owned by his employer.

    • Split Robbery
      Split Robbery
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      9.1
    • Kidnap Copter
      Kidnap Copter
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9.1
      Jerry Watts is the son of a millionaire and he's just been kidnapped and taken to an old shack high in the mountains. After a tip from a game warden brings the Highway Patrol, Jerry tries to escape to the officers, only to fall into a canyon severely injuring himself. The only way out is straight up.moreless
    • Hostage
      Hostage
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9.1
    • Stolen Plane Copter
      Stolen Plane Copter
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      5/6/57
      9.1

      Two convicts escape when a small plane makes a landing near their work detail. Chief Dan Mathews takes to the air in the Highway Patrol helicopter to find them before they land and get away.

    • Reformed Criminal
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/28/55
      9.0
      A company's financial courier goes missing with a large sum of money and the Highway Patrol soon discovers that he has a checkered criminal past.
    • Scared Cop
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      1/30/56
      9.0

      One of Chief Mathews' best officers suddenly resigns and Dan soon figures out that it's because the cop's own brother is an escaped criminal.

    • Auto Press
      Auto Press
      Season 4 - Episode 33
      9.0
      After a husband and wife robbery team mess up a gas station job resulting in the owner getting killed, they hurry to ditch the car before the eventual Highway Patrol road block finds them.
    • Ex Con
      Ex Con
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/10/56
      9.0

      The life of an ex-con is never easy, especially when cellmates show up expecting favors. Al Baldwin is a reformed criminal but suddenly has unexpected guests who hide out at his house while plotting their next crime. When that holdup goes bad, the cons hold Al's wife hostage unless he helps.

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    • Expose
      Expose
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      9.0
      Protection racketeers who rough up an elderly motel owner make the columns of reporter Merrill Hartman. The crusading writer soon becomes the object of the criminals' ire.
    • Desert Copter
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      3/12/56
      9.0

      As a result of an APB broadcast on radio stations, Dan picks up the trail of a murderous con man heading out into the desert. The only way to catch up with him is by air.

    • Women Escapees
      Women Escapees
      Season 4 - Episode 32
      9.0
      Two women inmates, doing life for murder, manage to escape from the prison they are incarcerated at. After getting a car to stop for them, Lita Morgan and Caroline Craig murder again.
    • Confession
      Confession
      Season 4 - Episode 36
      9.0
      When a bank robber tries to get away with all the money, he gets gunned down by the rest of the gang. Chief Mathews sets up a trap at the dead crook's hideout hoping the others will look there for the money.
    • Hypo Bandit
      Hypo Bandit
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9.0
      Nursing home attendant Joe Varnum, and his bride, take to robbing luxury stores on their honeymoon by injecting shopkeepers with a sedative stolen from the nursing home. But one victim has already died and Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol try to stop the thieves before they kill again.
    • Reward
      Reward
      Season 3 - Episode 39
      9.0
    • Motorcycle B
      Motorcycle B
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      9.0
    • The Seventh Green
    • Armored Car
      Armored Car
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      8.9
      An armored car is stolen from a local farmer's market, complete with guard still locked in the hold. What Dan soon finds out is that the guard's wife has been taken hostage in order to make the guard in the truck's vault open the steel door.
    • Train Robbery
      Train Robbery
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      8.9
    • Desperate Men
      Desperate Men
      Season 4 - Episode 35
      8.9
      A hospital boiler room has become the holdup spot for two killers after a botched robbery. With the Highway Patrol all around them, their offer in exchange for freedom is horrific.
    • Diversion Robbery
    • Framed Cop
      Framed Cop
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      8.9
    • Fake Cop
      Fake Cop
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      8.9
      Mathews must deal with a trio of thieves, two men and a woman, who have come up with a novel robbery plan: a scout and pretend witness; the thief; and a fake cop.
    • Christmas Story
      Season 1 - Episode 39
      8.9
      It's two days before Christmas, and Ted Spath comes home to find a note from his wife Laura. She and their 6 year old daughter Julie had left and were headed for Silver Shores, to stay with Laura's sister Sue. But before they complete the trip, little Julie disappears from the Brentwood Motor Hotel early Christmas Eve. Enter Dan Matthews and the Highway Patrol. Through clues, good police work, and some help from Santa, Chief Matthews pulls off a double holiday miracle, just in time for Christmas.moreless
    • Hostage Copter
      Hostage Copter
      Season 2 - Episode 38
      1/3/57
      8.9

      A restaurant owner is wounded and his daughter kidnapped by two robbers, who flee but are tracked by Chief Dan Mathews in a Highway Patrol helicopter.

    • Efficiency Secretary
      Efficiency Secretary
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/14/57
      8.9

      A super-efficient and highly trusted secretary for a farmers' co-op devises a meticulous plan to rob the co-op of $50,000 with the help of her crop duster boyfriend.

    • Gambling Story
      Gambling Story
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      8.9
    • Family Affair
      Family Affair
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      8.9
    • Prison Break aka Road Block
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      10/3/55
      8.9

      A guard is killed during a prison break and the escapee is a ruthless career criminal who will stop at nothing to prevent capture by Chief Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol.

    • Mountain Copter
      Mountain Copter
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      1/16/56
      8.9

      An injured young hood takes hold up in a mountain cabin and is helped by a woman, while her husband contacts a nearby ranger. The man comes to, and takes the woman hostage, just as Dan closes in from the sky.

    • Wounded
      Wounded
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      6/20/57
      8.8

      A young boy playing in the woods sees two robbers who have kidnapped a local doctor to remove a bullet from one of the man's shoulder. He runs home and calls the Highway Patrol who must figure out how to not only save the doctor, but now also the boy who has gotten captured.

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    • Migrant Workers
      Migrant Workers
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      8.8
      Dan suspects inside help on a robbery of migrant fruit pickers when upon settling in a new location, a worker is murdered.
    • The Collector
      The Collector
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      8.8
    • Witness Wife
      Witness Wife
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      12/2/57
      8.8

      A guard is killed during a packing house robbery. When one of the killers dumps the body in a remote area, he is seen by a farmer who calls the Highway Patrol. But the killers change cars and soon are chased by the cops, figuring out that there must have been a witness to the body dump or car switch, so they set out to eliminate that witness, with Chief Dan Mathews right behind them.

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    • Copter Cave-In
      Copter Cave-In
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      8.8
    • Narcotics
      Narcotics
      Season 2 - Episode 36
      8.8
      Two narcotics dealers murder "Skipper" Mason, the elderly owner of a roadside cafe, planning to pose as the new owners of the cafe long enough to distribute a shipment of heroin. When Mason's body is found, Dan Mathews and a special narcotics agent stake out the cafe.
    • Killer On The Run
      Killer On The Run
      Season 4 - Episode 29
      8.8
      Two middle-aged women have just done the kind deed of giving a man a ride. Only the man they've given the ride to is Les Curtis, a crook who has just burnt a bogus-currency printing outfit by taking twenty large of their funny money, and drawing a hit-man to his trail.moreless
    • 10/10/55
      8.8

      Two men steal a state of the art computer and hold it for $100,000 ransom. A chase from the air in the Highway Patrol's Bell 47 helicopter prevents their get-a-way.

    • Frightened Witness
    • Stripped Cars
      Stripped Cars
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      8.8
      Two brothers have the idea to commit a one time crime to get the money to buy a farm by hijacking a car-carrier truck, intending to modify the cars to look used. Their plans go awry when they hear that they accidentally killed the truck driver.
    • Resort
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/2/56
      8.8

      Chief Dan Mathews sets up a sting to try and find out the source of heroin that is craftily being smuggled to pushers behind the hubcaps of unsuspecting tourists who frequent a certain resort.

    • Stolen Car Ring
      Stolen Car Ring
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      8.8
      A man gets pulled over in an expensive car that has been reported stolen. He's rugged looking and could easily be type cast as a car thief. He insists that he's innocent and bought the car recently, causing Dan to suspect that a ring of car thieves has moved into the area. A trap is set, with Dan pretending to be an eager customer.moreless
    • Girl Bandit
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/9/56
      8.7

      A bank messenger responsible for transporting large sums of money is pressured by his wife to steal one of the shipments, only he finds out she plans on taking the loot and running away with another man.

    • Double Death
      Double Death
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      12/30/57
      8.7

      Tom Thornton, recently released from prison, vows to kill his former business partner, Harold Sylvester, who framed him for murder. Dan Mathews attempts to prevent the killing, but is hampered by the fact that the crime that Thornton served time for was the murder of Sylvester.

    • Runaway Boy
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      8.7
      Jimmy is a 12 year old boy who was hit in the head with a baseball bat and needs immediate eye surgery to keep his vision. But the boy is scared of hospitals and has run away, sending Dan and squad into a search to find the young man before he hurts himself or loses his sight forever.moreless
    • Portrait Of Death
    • The Truckers
      The Truckers
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      8.7
    • Safecracker
      Safecracker
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/28/57
      8.7

      A recently paroled burglar and his wife move into town and and after a string of robberies, they become the chief suspects. Despite being under the watchful eye of the Highway Patrol, the confident pair attempt to pull one last major heist.

    • Gem Robbery
      Gem Robbery
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      8.6
      Raymond Harris, carrying gems to be delivered to a Dr. Corbett, is robbed at gunpoint by a man claiming to be Corbett's assistant. The thief threatens to harm Harris' family if he gives any information to the police, forcing Mathews to conduct his investigation without any information.
    • Narcotics Racket
      Narcotics Racket
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      8.6
    • Resident Officer
      Resident Officer
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      2/11/57
      8.6

      Dan engages in solving the type of crime all officers hate the most: the murder of a fellow cop. Officer Joe Kline's body is found in a remote area and at first it look like it could have been an unfortunate hunting accident, except for the marijuana leaf found in his pocket. From this clue, Mathews deduces that Kline must have found drug dealers while he was hunting and this sets the chief to find the cop killers.

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    • Cargo Hijack
      Cargo Hijack
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      8.6
      A hijack gang manages to stay ahead of arrest by committing heists over a wide area. Only after a truck driver is killed during a robbery do gang leaders Vance and Sheila Nolan change their way of doing business, delivering Chief Mathews his first break in the case.
    • Hot Dust
      Hot Dust
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      4/25/57
      8.5

      Mr. Garson of Western Chemical has to make a delivery of highly dangerous radioactive dust and he asks the Highway Patrol to accompany their driver to the point of delivery. Chief Dan Mathews sees to the task himself, only he leaves the site before Harry Wells, the driver, drops the canister, spilling the radioactive material on the ground and contaminating himself in the process. The spill is discovered and search is started, only the dust causes Harry to start acting strangely, prompting Mathews to try and find him before it's too late.

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    • Harbor Story
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/6/56
      8.5

      After a bystander is shot when three robbers hold up a bank, Dan must move quickly to insure no one else in this small coastal town gets hurt.

    • Ranch Copter
      Ranch Copter
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      8.5
      George and Iris Wilson live on her ranch, along with her two brothers. When Iris is accidentally shot, one of the brothers takes off after George with a rifle. Dan takes off in a Bell 47 to try and find the hot-headed sibling before he commits murder.
    • Train Copter
      Train Copter
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      8.5
    • Female Hitchhiker
    • Statute Of Limitations
      Statute Of Limitations
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/4/57
      8.5

      The father of a little girl injured by a careless driver gets paid off not to report the accident. Only the driver, Eddie Beekman, is not a wealthy guy and when Dan Mathews finds out about the payoff, he looks into Beekman's past and discovers a bank robbery that was never solved with money that was never found. He also sees that the statute of limitations on that crime runs out at midnight.

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    • Double Copter
      Double Copter
      Season 3 - Episode 37
      8.5
    • Insulin
      Insulin
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      8.5
      A reformed convict is kidnapped by his former prison-mates and left locked in a remote shack to keep him from testifying against a crime boss. Mathews and the Highway Patrol search for the man, who is diabetic and in need of an insulin shot.
    • Officer's Wife
      Officer's Wife
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      8.4
      After an patrolman is killed in a shootout, Officer Ed Wylie's wife is so fearful that she convinces him to resign from the force. Mathews gives Wylie a leave of absence to try another job, but in the meantime works on Mrs. Wylie to convince her to conquer her fears and approve of her husband's return to the job he loves.moreless
    • Trailer Story
      Trailer Story
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      8.4
      Steve Talbot is a jewel thief who likes nice automobiles, and the Highway Patrol knows this. So Talbot flees capture after a job in an old junker. This gets him past the roadblocks but he soon is stranded on the side of the road. He hijacks a newly married couple pulling a trailer and Dan passes the trio through, not wanting harm to come to the civilians. But in passing the blockade, they unknowingly pick up a new rider.moreless
    • Policewoman
      Policewoman
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      8.3
    • Hot Cargo
      Hot Cargo
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/3/56
      8.3

      Several criminals conspire to stage highway accidents prompting truck drivers to stop and help victims only to be assaulted and have their cargoes stolen. Chief Mathews creates a ruse to force the crime ring into action with the hopes of capturing them.

    • Express Delivery
      Express Delivery
      Season 4 - Episode 34
      8.3
      A gem courier is targeted by a couple of thieves who think he's carrying $200,000 in precious stones. They soon find out that the jewels are flying in that afternoon and plan to take the courier's place to receive them.
    • Brave Boy
      Brave Boy
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      8.3
    • Deadly Diamonds
    • Nitro
      Nitro
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      8.3
    • Mother's March
      Mother's March
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      1/13/58
      8.3

      A handyman takes advantage of an overheard conversation in a beauty parlor to steal money collected from a local charity for crippled children.

    • Fisherman's Luck
      Fisherman's Luck
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      8.2
      A car that was involved in an accident is stolen and later found again, and just happens to match the description of one used in a bank holdup. Putting two and two together, Dan speculates that this was the getaway car and it's occupants must have escaped on foot, which is near a posh resort.moreless
    • Illegal Entry
      Illegal Entry
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      8.2
      A hustler named Ben Douglas has a sweet racket going. He smuggles illegal Mexicans into the United States and arranges for them to get work in the California fields, only to turn around and blackmail the same illegals with arrest by the police if they don't pay him off.
    • Confidence Game
      Confidence Game
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      8.2
    • Prisoner Exchange Copter
      Prisoner Exchange Copter
      Season 4 - Episode 30
      8.1
      Racketeer Jack Avery just got unlucky when a hick sheriff managed to catch him. While the sheriff waits on the Highway Patrol, Avery manages to get contact one of his mechanics to come rescue him.
    • Amnesia
      Amnesia
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      1/1/57
      8.1
      The Highway Patrol finds a woman who fell off of a cliff and is now suffering from amnesia. An even bigger problem is that her husband is missing in the same forest and presumed injured.
    • Anti-Toxin
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      8.0
      A young man is dying of a closed wound infection and lives in such a remote area that a doctor may not have time to get there. Dan makes arrangements for the Highway Patrol to race drugs to the boy but that plan falls apart due to what appears to be a jealous employee.moreless
    • Fear
      Fear
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      8.0
    • Bank Messenger
      Bank Messenger
      Season 4 - Episode 39
      8.0
      The Highway Patrol is busily searching for Sue and Red Hammond, who just pulled double heists the same day, with Sue persuading the bank messengers away from the bank where Red puts a bullet in them and takes the loot.
    • Reformation
      Reformation
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      8.0
    • Rabies
      Rabies
      Season 2 - Episode 39
      8.0
      Dan Mathews and the Highway Patrol search desperately for a vacationing woman and her young daughter after it is learned that a dog that bit the young girl has rabies.
    • Explosives
      Explosives
      Season 3 - Episode 35
      8.0
    • Dan Sick
      Dan Sick
      Season 3 - Episode 38
      8.0
    • Hit And Run
      Hit And Run
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      7.9
      Two brothers execute a meticulously planned robbery. There's just one problem. One of the brothers has been badly injured by a hit and run driver.
    • The Trap
      The Trap
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      7.9
    • Oil Lease
      Oil Lease
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      10/1/56
      7.8
      An Army bazooka is stolen by two men who use it to capture the payroll from an oil drilling company.
    • Fire
      Fire
      Season 4 - Episode 38
      7.8
      A farmer hires Jod Patterson as a worker, not knowing that Patterson is a pyromaniac wanted by the Highway Patrol for setting fire to a warehouse.
    • The Judge
      The Judge
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      7.8
    • Counterfeit
      Counterfeit
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      2/25/57
      7.7

      High quality forged payroll checks are flooding into the area, being made by the new owner of an established printing company which keeps him under the radar. Dan, knowing that it can't be a backroom operation, tries to eliminate each possible point of operation, knowing that the clock is ticking and that the counterfeiters will soon leave the area once it's too hot to pass any more bogus checks.

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    • Mexican Chase
      Mexican Chase
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      7.7
      An auto theft ring is working the border between the United States and Mexico.
    • Foster Child
      Foster Child
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      7.5
    • Breath Of A Child
      Breath Of A Child
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      12/29/58
      7.4

      A sailor saves a young baby from choking little knowing he has meningitis. Highway Patrol scours the area to find him.

    • Gem Robbery
      Gem Robbery
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      7.3
    • Psycho
      Psycho
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      2/18/57
      7.3

      Chief Dan Mathews investigates an abandoned car on the side of a road and is suddenly the target of a man with a rifle on a hill. After checking ownership of the car, it turns out that the man with the gun is novelist Guy Pemberton who, according to his doctor, is acting out a part from one of his books because of the medication he is taking. Dan's job is to keep Guy from harming himself and someone else.

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    • Motorcycle A
      Motorcycle A
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      7.2
      In the aftermath of a devastating visit to a small town by a raiding motorcycle gang, the town reacts violently when any motorcyclist enters. After an incident with accredited bikers and the death of a trooper, Dan sends in undercover officers as motorcyclists to find out the truth...and he does quickly and violently.moreless
    • Revenge
      Revenge
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      7.0
    • Motorcycle
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      4/1/56
      0.0
      Eight months ago, the tiny town of Sunland Park was raided and ran-sacked by a renegade motorcycle club.
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