Dennis Weaver played an American small town sheriff, Sam McCloud, who moved to New York after trying to track down an escaped criminal only to be associated with a reporter, who convinces him to join the NYPD police department to learn modern day policing.
He was best known for wearing a stetson, a shabby sheepskin jacket and riding through New York City on horseback. His superior officer was never keen on him being under his command and only assigned him menial jobs but he always ended up right in the middle of a difficult case and solving them. He was also a bit of a hit with the ladies.
This drama ran for 7 series during the 70's on americas NBC.