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Hill Street Blues: Officer of the Year

A CONTROVERSY erupts when Lt Calletano makes a hard-hitting acceptance speech upon being awarded Hispanic Officer of the Year.
Detective Belker goes undercover in a massage parlour, much to the amusement of his temporary partners, Detectives Washington and LaRue.
Officers Hill and Renko save a fashionable lady from a would-be rapist, with interesting results.
Officer Lucy Bates takes out her frustration on a passing motorist after being grilled in her first court testimony by public defender Joyce Davenport.
Capt Furillo and ex-wife Fay share anxious moments together as they are faced with the horrifying news that their young son is missing.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x5
Production Number: 2402
Airdate: Thursday October 28th, 1982

Director: David Anspaugh
Writer: Karen Hall

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Guest Stars
Bob Tzudiker
As Max
Charles Weldon
As Man On Bench
Gary Miller (1)
As Ballantine
Helen Shaver
As Teresa
J.W. Smith
As Citizen
Jesse Bochco
As Frank Jr.
Micole Mercurio
As Ernie's Wife
Tony Perez
As Officer Perez
Anna Mathias
As Jeannie
Malcolm Groome
As David Bittan
Marty Zagon
As Hermie
Raf Mauro
As Man With Crabs
Main Cast
Daniel J. Travanti
As Capt. Frank Furillo
Michael Conrad
As Sgt. Phil Esterhaus
Michael Warren
As Officer Bobby Hill
Bruce Weitz
As Det. Mick Belker
James Sikking
As Lt. Howard Hunter
Joe Spano
As Sgt./Lt. Henry Goldblume
Barbara Bosson
As Fay Furillo
Taurean Blacque
As Det. Neal Washington
Kiel Martin
As Det. Johnny "J. D." LaRue
René Enríquez
As Lt. Ray Calletano
Betty Thomas
As Officer/Sgt. Lucille Bates
Veronica Hamel
As Joyce Davenport
Charles Haid
As Officer Andy Renko
Ed Marinaro
As Officer Joe Coffey
Episode Notes
Looks like this was the episode that led to Daniel J. Travanti being offered the role in Adam, the true story of parents taking positive action after their missing son was found dead.

Warning: Hill Street Blues season 3 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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