|Appears in||Seasons 1 through 6 (1977 - 1983)|
|Call Numbers||S4 (S3 in 6th season)|
Joseph Getraer (b. 1945) was a sergeant of the California Highway Patrol's Central Los Angeles Area Office (Southern Division) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Although he was usually found in the station, he would occasionally go on patrol as a motor officer. In early 1978, he was selected as "Sergeant of the Month" for the CHP magazine.
He served in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Petty Officer Third Class. (He sheepishly admits that his time of service ran out before he could get promoted to Captain.)
He suffered an eye injury while on duty. While he was in the hospital recovering from the eye injury, he was nearly killed twice by a hitman.