The series premiered in
1933. Stopped in 1950.
The series is a detective strip
built over a new invention of the time - the
radio patrol car. We follow the two police
detectives, Pat O'Hara and 'Stutterin'' Sam, in
their daily work in the greater Boston area
fighting all sorts of crime in fairly accurate
realism. They are sometimes working out of
uniform so as to blend in with the environment.
Later on in the series they were joined by
policewoman Molly Day.
During the first years the series was titled Pinkerton
JR. (referring to a helpful teenager 'Pinky'
Pinkerton), and during the last years the title
was Sgt. Pat of Radio Patrol.