Estrada gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star


Erik Estrada has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Estrada, best known for playing California Highway Patrol Officer Frank "Ponch" Poncherello in "CHiPs" was accompanied by family members, comedian Paul Rodriguez and highway patrol officials during a Thursday afternoon ceremony.

The 58-year-old actor said his appearance on "CHiPs' satisfied two of his dreams.

"One, of course, a certain amount of success in the entertainment business, for which I really am extremely grateful and I'm very proud," Estrada said. "But equally important, it represents my childhood dream of becoming a police officer."

Estrada recently became a reserve officer for the Muncie, Ind., police department as part of his participation in the CBS reality television series "Armed & Famous." The show was canceled in January.