"Between you and the evil outside the law stands the policeman
of your community. He gives up his safety so that you might
be safe and sometimes, he gives up his life to protect yours…"
A summer replacement for Amos and Andy, Call the Police was billed as "a new series of realistic radio dramas inspired by the courageous work of police departments all over America."
In one episode, WWII veteran, recent graduate of the FBI academy Bill Grant returned to his hometown after the death of his father, a police sergeant killed in the line of duty. Grant found his hometown in the grips of crime and took on the role of police commissioner to save his town.
Sponsored by Lever Brother's Rinso and Lifebuoy Soap, Call the Police ran three summers from 1947-1949. Each show ended with an "Award of Valor" awarded to a real police officer who showed bravery in the line of service.
This collection contains all known episodes to be in existence of this rare series.
For more rare crime shows, see also: Rare Detective and Crime Shows Collection, Rarities: Adventure & Detective, and Dame Detectives, Female Crimefighters.
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