Capt. Frank Furillo: [reading Sgt. Esterhaus' last letter to the officers of the Day Shift] "Perhaps you'd thought you'd heard the last from me, but I desire to turn you out one last time before assuming the duties of my new assignment. There I'm sure we'll all be double-shifting together again; I hope not for a long time. Item one: the shedding of crocodile tears is strictly prohibited. Hoist a shot or two if you must, I'll look the other way, but not when you're on duty. Item two: let us not forget in their bereavement the loved ones of our departed fellows. Look in on Grace once in a while, my friends. Item three: remain my kind of cops. Find something of worth in each person, something to care for in each situation. Dress neatly, speak politely. You have declared your faith in society... keep that faith, it will keep you. Item last: though the Hill is generally considered the wastebasket of this city's law enforcement minions, I have found its denizens to be the fairest, most courageous and hard-working I've been privileged to know. Gentlemen and ladies, it has been a rare pleasure. Now pick your butts up and let's roll. And remember always... let's be careful out there."