One of the most iconic police shows ever to air on television was Adam-12. Showing the life of two LAPD patrol officers, the show set a benchmark for all other police shows to follow. On September 6th, one of the stars of the show, Martin Milner, passed away in California after a long battle with heart conditions. He was 83 years old.
It was 1968 when NBC broadcast a new kind of police show for their television audiences – Adam-12. The concept of the show was amazingly similar to the wildly popular Cops series of the 1990’s to present. Using the most advanced camera technology of the time, Adam-12 followed two Los Angeles Police Department street cops around on the myriad of calls mimicking what real LAPD officers were facing at the time. The popular show ran until 1975.