The most memorable cops on TV
Television has delivered viewers an array of police characters over the years, from Peter Falk’s rumpled but underestimated Lt. Columbo to always fashion-forward Sonny Crockett to the morally questionable Vic Mackey.
Ahead of next week’s season premiere of 1960s police drama “Public Morals” on TNT, we look back at 10 of TV’s most memorable cop characters. (NOTE: We're sticking only with cops, rather than private detectives, federal agents, etc. So no Magnum or Raylan Givens or Dana Scully.)