Undersheriff McKeen: Tell me you found him so I can tell the sheriff when his plane lands.
Ecklie: I wish I could. Listen, I've been looking over my budget. There are a number of things we can do within the lab itself to raise the ransom.
Undersheriff McKeen: There's no way -- not even a situation like this -- that's going to make the sheriff cut back on services to our taxpayers.
Ecklie: We wouldn't have to. I'm proposing we eliminate all overtime on lab work except for priority cases, stop hiring based on attrition, reassign existing personnel based on peak staffing needs. Over the next fiscal year, that should clear at least a million.
Undersheriff McKeen: Assuming any of those measures actually saves money, which isn't really the issue here, is it?
Ecklie: I'll take the heat.
Undersheriff McKeen (nods): You want to do something for your people. Get 'em ready for a funeral.