When did Officer Friendly die? I knew him in ’58. I always saw him walking around and helping people with their problems and actually solving crime. Did he get too old and tired, get an armored car, become flabby, grumpy and bad tempered? Then take the easy way out and solve crime by shredding people with automatic handguns and rifles? Did he become an unpaid employee of the corporate wealthy, then die of a diabetic coronary? But, when exactly?