In 2011 after former Chief Brandon was shot, Sam Catchem told Lizz the story of how Brandon recruited Dick Tracy from his position as a patrolman into the plainclothes unit of the force. In the story, Tracy and his patrol partner Jerry interrupted a bank robbery. Jerry was shot in a shootout and two perpetrators were shot while two others, Flattop and Blowtop escaped. In Sam’s story, Jerry survived his wounds.
As this story is based only on what Catchem had heard and deviated slightly from the Gould story told in 1931, it’s unclear if Jerry really did exist as Dick Tracy’s old uniformed partner.