Will You Be Saying 'Happy Dragnet Day' Tomorrow?
As part of an early television stamp collection being released tomorrow, the LAPD will be celebrating the honored TV show that helped bring their name to fame: Dragnet. The popular show aired for 11 years from 1951-1959 and 1967-1970. Among the 20 stamps that will debut tomorrow, Dragnet will be one of them in addition to a LAPD 140th anniversary postmark, complete with a unique commemorative envelope and a special “Badge 714” Photo Stamp, designed and offered through the LAPD Historical Society.
Not only that, a motion by City Council resolves that August 11th be declared "Dragnet Day" in the city. "The City of Los Angeles hereby recognizes Dragnet for more than a half-century of dramatically and faithfully portraying the Los Angeles Police Department in a positive manner, and influencing the diverse harmony within the City of Los Angeles that continues to this day," the resolution reads in part.
Fans and stamp collectors are invited to attend tomorrow's event at the Los Angeles Police Academy Athletic Field at 2 p.m. Stamps and the anniversary postmark will be sold and actors Harry Morgan, John Stephenson and Kent McCord will be present.