Silk scarf and a napkin hidden in a drawer Two hundred bucks in an envelope labeled Lenore
"Maybe she shouldn't see this She should never know" Said the widow's best friend Ann "I'll just take it and go I'll give it her the money later Say it was in his shoe That way she'll never find out That'll do"
"Carmichael was a credit to the force In everything he did It's like we've got a big hole in our side Where he fit If any of you officers would like to say a word Now would be the time to be heard" "Thank you chief, I sure would He was a partner of mine He was always very careful Played it straight down the line"
One by one the officers spoke And the service drew to a close He had no living relatives but his wife-who never showed She just couldn't face the men--they all understood They got in their cars and drove home As directly as they could
"Carmichael, you asshole!" The new widow sobbed beneath her vale "Shot down in the line of duty Is this how justice never fails? I wish that things were better When we said goodbye today But we had our share of good times though along the way
Remember 'Hey mister Las Vegas-You used to be so cool!'? We met Wayne Newton down on Pebble Beach and you acted like a fool But we both just couldn't stop laughing-it seemed so funny to us We left our luggage back in the room and almost missed the bus That was a great vacation--maybe the best of all But goddamn it, Carmichael, you're dead now and I'm talking to the wall"
The force got back to normal Carmichael was replaced For one year nobody parked a car in Carmichael's space