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EOW - Det. Bill Gannon, LAPD

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by blueiron, Dec 7, 2011.


  1. blueiron

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  2. Bodyarmorguy

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    Roger that, great actor in many roles. He played a great punch guy to Jack Webb's straight man. One of my favorite scenes from Dragnet is when he decides to "brown bag it" to work, but instead of a lunch bag or lunch box, he whips out a fishing tackle box and has all of his food compartmentalized.

    A nice long life to age 96. RIP my friend.
     

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    In Dragnet, did "Gannon" ever make Detective? I only remember him being referred to as "Officer Gannon."

    Anyway, I always did enjoy his work. I guess the big movie-studio-in-the-sky just signed on another great actor.
     
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    Makes me wish there were an 'honorary section' at ODMP. I would vote for folks like Jack Webb, James Arness, etc as well.
     
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    Didn't they always refer to them as Sergeants Friday and Gannon? With Jack Webb's bent for authenticity, I'd be surprised if he would make a mistake like that since Detective is an LAPD rank, not just assignment. I think that they had witnesses and other civilians calling them "officer", though.

    Favorite Dragnet scene: From the "Blue Boy" episode. Friday and Gannon bust in on an LSD party. Gannon pulls the plug on the stereo while Friday turns the lights on. Gannon: "Alright, everybody, sober up and try to pay attention. It's our duty to inform you of your constitutional rights. You have the right to remain silent..."
     
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    I liked his acting. He'll be missed.
     
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    Hate to hear that...He was a great actor!
     
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    He had a long life. Long enough for me to think he had died 10 years ago.
     
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    Ouch..., that's the last thing any actor or performer wants to hear. :supergrin:
     
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    I love those guys... but I still think the original Adam-12 was the shizznit because patrol is where it be at!

    RIP, sir, you will be missed!
     
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    Everybody needs to know when it is time to hang it up and go fishing.
     
  12. Bullman

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    You got that right brother...... but Gannon and Friday still were pretty cool.

    Always wished I could be as good as Pete Malloy though.