Country of origin United States
Program creator Jorge Zamacona
Genre Police drama
Final episode date 11 January 2004
|Created by Louis St. Clair
Directed by Jeff Bleckner Martin Campbell Perry Lang Tawnia McKiernan Jay Tobias James Whitmore, Jr. Thomas J. Wright Alex Zakrzewski
Starring Ernie Hudson Danny Nucci
Composer(s) Danny Lux Greg O'Connor
Network American Broadcasting Company
Cast Danny Nucci, Ernie Hudson, Travis Schuldt, Jamie Luner, Christina Vidal
10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Rico Amonte, a rookie deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, fresh from the police academy is assigned to Senior Deputy John Barnes for his probationary period where he learns the ropes and puts his training into practice.
While he makes his share of rookie mistakes, including being responsible for having a squad car stolen, he also has a keen eye for details exemplified when he is not fooled by a "homeowner" who says he accidentally tripped his home security alarm (the man, who was actually a burglar, had a tattoo of a cross on his arm, but Amonte noticed a mezuzah on the doorpost).
While he passed his initial evaluation, the show was canceled before his final evaluation was completed.