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Episode List



Jan. 1956
Dan Mathews escorts a crusading senator to the scene of his hearings after he receives information that a prominent racketeer plans to murder him.
2 Jan. 1956
A recovering addict gives Dan Mathews and a state narcotics agent information that helps them identify an exclusive resort as a front for the distribution of heroin.
9 Jan. 1956
Girl Bandit
A scheming woman takes advantage of her husband, her paramour, and a complete stranger in an attempt to flee the U. S. with $53,000 in stolen funds.
16 Jan. 1956
Mountain Copter
An injured felon discovered in a mountain cabin leads the Highway Patrol helicopter on a difficult chase in treacherous terrain.
23 Jan. 1956
Lie Detector
Dan Mathews utilizes polygraph testing to identify the individuals who are responsible for the violent robbery of an elderly motel owner.
Feb. 1956
Scared Cop
A highly regarded Highway Patrol officer tenders his resignation after he finds himself unable to subdue and arrest his brother (an escaped prisoner).
Harbor Story
Three men rob a series of banks in coastal towns, then pose as fishermen in order to escape in a boat piloted by their leader.
13 Feb. 1956
Hit and Run
Dan Mathews must cope with a family's effort to protect an emotionally fragile young woman who fled after striking a pedestrian with her car.
20 Feb. 1956
Car Theft
Car thieves purchase wrecked vehicles and transfer the VIN plates to stolen ones in order to escape detection.
Mar. 1956
Plane Crash
When a ranger checks the woods where a plane disappeared, it results in his murder and in the discovery of a kidnapped woman.
12 Mar. 1956
Desert Copter
The Highway Patrol helicopter pursues a smooth-talking but ruthless murder suspect who is trying to escape with a hostage over little-used desert roads.
19 Mar. 1956
Plant Robbery
Three thieves use a counterfeit armored car and stolen uniforms to steal $29,000 from a supermarket. The leader of the group becomes increasingly unpredictable and prone to violence as Dan Mathews and his men close in.
Released Convict
A patient parolee decides the time is finally right to attempt the recovery of $250,000 stolen in an armored car robbery.
2 Apr. 1956
Motorcycle A
A café owner's grudge against motorcyclists leads to the accidental death of a Highway Patrol officer.
9 Apr. 1956
Mental Patient
An escapee from a mental hospital is the primary suspect in the violent death of a farmer.
16 Apr. 1956
License Plates
An alert boy is able to give Dan Mathews information that provides a critical break in the pursuit of a recidivist thief.
23 Apr. 1956
Hitchhiker Dies
A man who picks up a hitchhiker is accused of complicity in an armed robbery when coincidence and circumstantial evidence point strongly toward his guilt.
30 Apr. 1956
Blast Area Copter
A gunman and his female hostage unwittingly wander into a designated blasting area.
May 1956
Dan Mathews and his officers attempt to ensure the delivery of life-saving gas gangrene serum to a 10-year-old victim.
14 May 1956
Dead Patrolman
A Highway Patrol officer is murdered while pursuing a car stolen from a lonely bookstore owner.
21 May 1956
Art Robbery
Two thieves attempt to steal valuable paintings and demand ransom of $500,000. but they are forced to commit murder when the plan goes awry.
28 May 1956
Runaway Boy
Fearing an operation, a resourceful boy with damaged eyesight manages to stay just a step ahead of the Highway Patrol's efforts to return him safely to his parents.
4 Jun. 1956
A botched gas station robbery results in the murder of a Highway Patrol officer and the abduction of a farmer and his wife.
11 Jun. 1956
Missing Witness
A woman's ill-advised attempt to save her former fiancé from a murder conviction results in the realization that the actual killer may still be at large.
18 Jun. 1956
A poor prospector arouses suspicion when he suddenly begins paying off long-standing debts from a large roll of new $100 bills.
25 Jun. 1956
Christmas Story
Dan Mathews and Sergeant Corey spend Christmas Eve searching for a lost six-year-old girl.
8 Oct. 1956
The Search
A fleeing murderer's charm enables him to enlist the unwitting aid of several law-abiding citizens in his efforts to elude the Highway Patrol.
15 Oct. 1956
Kidnap Copter
The Highway Patrol helicopter travels to a remote and mountainous area to airlift a critically injured kidnap victim and aid in the capture of the kidnappers.
22 Oct. 1956
Trailer Story
A murderous fugitive hitches a ride with a newlywed couple who are pulling a travel trailer, then takes them as hostages when they learn his identity from a radio broadcast.
Fisherman's Luck
When two thieves who stole $50,000 are killed in an automobile accident, their other two partners scheme to recover the wreck and the stolen money.
Nov. 1956
Magazine Writer
The Highway Patrol conducts an intensive search for an endangered crime reporter who may know the identity of a murderer.
12 Nov. 1956
Typhoid Carrier
A known carrier of typhoid fever attempts to flee the area when the daughter of his employer dies from the disease.
19 Nov. 1956
Hot Rod
A career felon and his mechanically-skilled younger brother stage a series of armed robberies using a supercharged roadster as their getaway car.
26 Nov. 1956
Hot Cargo
Hijackers feign roadside accidents, knowing that unsuspecting truck drivers will stop and attempt to help.
3 Dec. 1956
Oil Lease
Two men find themselves unable to flee as planned after they use a stolen bazooka to rob a $33,000 oil field payroll.
Dec. 1956
Ex Con
Three felons enlist the unwilling aid of a former cell-mate to steal a $12,000 cash shipment from a farmers' combine.
17 Dec. 1956
Motel Robbery
A man and two women who specialize in robbing roadside motels become increasingly confident and reckless.
24 Dec. 1956
Stolen Car Ring
A man and two female accomplices steal expensive cars, forge registration cards, and sell the cars upstate before their status as stolen cars can be disseminated.

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