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"To Kill a Cop"
AIRDATE: 10.09.85


WHAT SAID:  

A cop killer has also targeted the dead man's partner.

SYNOPSIS:  

Responding to a call at a grocery store, Hooker learns that police officer Phil Kenter was killed while shopping with his wife and son, Andy. Corrigan is sent to notify Kenter's partner, Kerry Dunstin and arrives at Dunstin's home just as Carl Beaman, Phil's murderer is about to shoot him. Believing Phil's murder may be connected to a case, they search through the files. Hooker locates a street hustler named Jackpot who suggests that Dunstin can provide more information, having lived with a street girl for a number of years. Dunstin invites Andy to go fishing with him and when he goes to pick him up, Andy's mother notices someone following them and calls Hooker. Hooker follows them to their destination and arrives just as Beaman is about to shoot. He escapes and Hooker is even more convinced that there must be a particular case involved. When checking recent parolees, they find a mug shot of David Beaman who claimed he was framed. He threatened to get both Phil and Dunstin as well as the girl who testified against him. Hooker realizes that a recent murder involving a prostitute ties to the case when it is discovered that she was posing as Gayle Chotner, the eyewitness in the original Beaman investigation. Hooker realizes that Dunstin and Gayle Chotner lived together during that time. Dunstin admits that Beaman went to jail on perjured testimony. Hooker disguises himself as Dunstin and with Stacy and Corrigan nearby, sets himself up. Arriving on the scene just as Beaman is about to shoot Hooker, Dunstin takes the bullet. Hooker returns the shot and kills Beaman instantly.

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GUEST STARS:

Frank Ashmore
"Carl David Beaman"

J. Robert Bailey
"Phil Kanter"

Pamela Jean Bryant
"Gayle"

Julie Cobb
"Martha Kanter"

Johnny Crear
"Moreland"

Hugh Farrington
"Det. Pete O'Brien"

Alexander Folk
"Desk Sergeant"

Bobby Jacoby
"Andy Kanter"

Gary Lockwood
"Carey Dunstin"

Joie Magidow
"Screaming Shopper"

Jim J. Poslof
"Officer"

Thalmus Rasulala
"Aaron Kramer"

Jay Scorpio
"Jackpot"


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