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Erik Estrada has returned to Muncie to take part in overnight police patrols in the city where he starred in the short-lived reality series "Armed & Famous." The former star of 1970s motorcycle cop drama "CHiPs" is a reserve officer on the Muncie Police Department.
updated 12/4/2008 9:58:04 PM ET 2008-12-05T02:58:04

Erik Estrada has returned to Muncie to take part in overnight police patrols in the city where he starred in the short-lived reality series "Armed & Famous." 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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