Erik Estrada returns to Muncie for police patrols

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - December 4, 2008 The former star of the 1970s motorcycle cop drama "CHiPs" is a reserve officer on the Muncie Police Department.

The 60-year-old actor plans to work the midnight shift for three nights this week, patrolling city streets from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

He took target practice at the police gun range on Wednesday. On Saturday, he plans to help officers at a charity event.

Estrada filmed "Armed & Famous" for CBS in Muncie in the winter of 2006-07. He and several other celebrities patrolled the city as reserve officers.

He also returned to Muncie last winter to keep up his reserve officer status.

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