Highway Patrol (1955-59), starring Broderick Crawford.
"Every expense was spared in keeping Highway Patrol fast and cheap… the series’ pinchpenny budget was typified by an early episode in which a three-minute robbery/murder/escape sequence was filmed in one single, static take…
"Yet somehow, Highway Patrol took off… [and] turned out to be the biggest moneymaker Ziv ever had.”
— from Syndicated Television: The First Forty Years, 1947-1987 by Hal Erickson (1989).
If you’d like to see what the fuss was all about, the first season of Highway Patrol is available for viewing on Hulu.