In Sick Leave,Jon and Ponch try to help their fellow officer, Andy, who is pulling dangerous stunts at work, making warped judgment calls, and causing a strain in the relationship between he, his son, and his comrades at work. The duo keeps an eye on him, while determining the cause.
Ponch, Jon, and another officer are having lunch but end up chasing a speeder. The other officer named Andy chases the speeder like a maniac and causes Ponch to flip off his motor. Fortunately he's alright and Andy continues the chase.
Back at Central, Andy apologizes and starts crying. When Andy brings his son back to his fraternity, a rival frat is stealing their mascot with a helicopter. All Andy does is laugh. That night at dinner,Ponch and Jon discuss Andy's problem with his son.Also,Andy witnesses a drug drop and pickup and chases the guy who made the pickup. When Andy returns to central, he learns that it was a ransom payoff. Soon Andy falls over. Ponch and Jon go to visit him in the hospital but he's just leaving.
Out on patrol, Andy chases after frat guys chasing the bird that they stole. Jon and Ponch join in on the chase. When Andy forces the truck to stop, the bird flies into a pool. Jon and Ponch go to the hospital to find out what's really wrong with Andy. The doctor won't tell them until they introduce someone who claims to be Andy's son. The doctor tells them all that it's not overwork but rather it's a tumor on the brain.
Later, Andy, Ponch, and Jon realize that Andy's going blind. He refuses to take time off. When two ramming frat cars go by, Andy takes off followed by Ponch and Jon. One of the cars ends up going into a flood control canal and flips over. Andy carries a girl to safety as the car explodes. Andy his hit in the back by shrapnel. Andy's last words were, "Remember I said if I could save one life it would be worth it."
Back at the fraternity, the bird is back and a plaque is given in memory of Andy Stratowski. Ponch, Jon, and Andy's son agree to sneak back that night and put sunglasses and a cigar on the bird.
This is a lot of drama in this episode especially as Jon and Ponch take care of their fellow dying CHP officer,Andy.
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