Brenda Leigh Johnson: So... you don't... wanna tell the FBI that Mason was aiming for the fire department?
Chief Tommy Delk: It's an untested hypothesis, and I... It would just confuse them. I don't think we wanna send the FBI on a wild goose chase, now?
Chief Tommy Delk: I'd be curious how much farther you get in the next three hours.
Brenda Leigh Johnson: Three hours?
Chief Tommy Delk: Because that's how long the FBI has agreed to share their material before they take over your case. That's what's been arranged.
Brenda Leigh Johnson: I did not agree to that.
Chief Tommy Delk: Well, it's a good thing I'm not taking orders from you.
Chief Tommy Delk: For two years the FBI has been investigating a federal attack on an IRS office. Now, even if you're right and Mason was aiming at the firemen, they'd be too embarrassed to admit they were on the wrong track for so long.
Brenda Leigh Johnson: So we just give the case back to 'em?
Chief Tommy Delk: We couldn't have said anything to change what happened, but now the FBI can do what they do best - find a missing fugitive - while we use the resources of our combined divisions to investigate your crazy idea that the murdered paramedics were just the first casualties of a larger assault.
Dr. Wexler: Whatever you're thinking Mason might do, think bigger.
Will Pope: If you cancel this funeral and no bomb is found, you will embarrass the department and you will never be chief.
Brenda Leigh Johnson: [after a thought] I'll risk it.
Will Pope: No, you won't.
Will Pope: [announcing to all] Everyone, I'm canceling this memorial until further notice. My decision.
Brenda Leigh Johnson: He's right. Sometimes violence is the only way to teach people how wrong they are.