Sgt. T.J. Hooker: Cops and robbers isn't a game to me, Ms. Hill. I've seen too much life and death. Too many alcoholic cops because they're shaking inside. Too many divorces and suicides because of stress. Too many good men given a cop's funeral because some unthinking, unfeeling scum pulls a trigger on 'em.
Sgt. T.J. Hooker: [Looking at the police sketch] Yep, no question, that's the man I chased.
Police Detective: And lost.
Sgt. T.J. Hooker: Excuse me. I was off duty at the time. Couldn't find a telephone booth to change in.
Tracy Hill: Y'know, I never did ask you why you wanted to be a cop.
Sgt. T.J. Hooker: It's just something I do. I don't try and analyze it.
Tracy Hill: Maybe you should.
Sgt. T.J. Hooker: Hey, lady, I'm a garbage collector. I collect it and I dump it. I file my report and I never look back.