|Hail to the Chief|
Marked: ?. Minimum kills: ?
- Marshall Winslow was a major public figure, and you can bet your ass that people would ask questions if the Chief of Police wasn't at his funeral. I say we hit Monroe during the funeral procession. That should show whoever he's working with that we're not fucking around.
While Johnny Gat, Dex, and The Protagonist discuss Julius' fate over at the church, they receive a phone call from Chief Monroe, who has decided to renege on letting Julius go until the 3rd Street Saints do more "community service" for him. Dex quickly formulates a plan and decides to assassinate Monroe at Marshall Winslow's funeral, which he is sure to attend, thereby sending a message to "whoever he's working with" that they're not going to be used.
Dex gives The Protagonist a McManus sniper rifle to snipe Monroe, but the plan goes slightly awry when there is more than one Five-O in the funeral procession and they cannot tell which one Monroe is in. Gat decides to blow up all of the police vehicles with the RPG Launcher, and Dex and The Protagonist follow suit, knowing that Monroe must be in one of them. While Gat stays behind on the rooftop to continue killing oncoming policemen and the FBI, The Protagonist and Dex flee to a nearby Forgive and Forget, having succeeded in their plan to kill Monroe.
- They'll be scooping Monroe up for weeks.
- — Dex
The following text has been transcribed verbatim from the game files.
It can be read in-game upon completion of the mission by pausing the game, and selecting 'Story' from the 'INFO' tab.
- Go to the rooftop with Dex.
Although this is only the penultimate mission, it is the final mission of Saints Row that has any gameplay, so players should stock up on food, weapons/ammo, and anything else they feel they might need before starting.
- Destroy all police vehicles in the funeral procession.
After arriving outside what will one day be the Rounds Square Shopping Center, Dex gives the player a McManus with six rounds. When the funeral procession comes nearby, Johnny fires an RPG at it; follow his lead and do the same, destroying all marked vehicles along with an Oppressor.
- Go to Forgive and Forget.
Now begins the final part of the mission, and it can be very tough: players must reach a Forgive and Forget with full police Notoriety. The one downtown is marked on the HUD, but players may want to drive to the one in the Suburbs District to the southwest as it's a slightly easier drive.
Regardless, what makes this so difficult is the relentlessness and aggressiveness of the FBI vehicles - they constantly ram into The Protagonist's vehicle, causing them to spin wildly out of control or off the road, and their speed can match the fastest of cars. Players may have to swap cars during the drive as the FBI can inflict massive damage on a vehicle fairly quickly, so if this happens, stop the vehicle before exiting, and before it bursts into flames. Diving out of a moving vehicle or exiting near a SWAT Peacekeeper leaves The Protagonist very exposed to being busted, which can be a serious problem for the unprepared. When in a new vehicle, don't forget to pick up Dex, but be careful not to get busted while sitting motionless in the vehicle.
Alternatively, one can hijack a Peterliner off the freeway on the way over and park it nearby for use as a getaway vehicle: its size and durability should let the player plow through the FBI with relative ease.
A keen awareness of one's surroundings is imperative, and the player needs some good amount of luck, but should the likely vehicle transition go smoothly, getting to a Forgive and Forget shouldn't be too much of a problem. The mission ends when the player drives through the confessional, and they are rewarded $5,000 cash.
- Main article: Newscasts
- Jack Armstrong: "This just in to the newsroom, we're just now getting word of an apparent attack in the vicinity of the motorcade and funeral procession of the late Marshall Winslow. With a report, we go to Jane Valderamma at the scene."
Jane Valderamma: "Jack. As I stand here, a good distance from a series of now burnt-out limousines and police cruisers, the scene is unlike anything I've ever witnessed before. The smell of smoke and fire, the sound of rescue vehicles and personnel vainly attempting to find survivors... the bottom line, Jack, is that Police Chief Monroe, and other high-ranking police and City Hall officials, are dead. This is not a simple exchange of gunfire - this appears to be an act of war. The entire funeral procession was targeted by a group of persons unknown and more than half of the vehicles were destroyed. Witnesses I've talked to who were lining the streets to pay their last respects to the late Marshall Winslow described the incredible noise and the extreme precision with which each rocket found its target. Jack..."
Jack Armstrong: "I'm sorry, Jane. Are you confirming that Chief Monroe has in fact been assassinated?"
Jane Valderamma: "I am, Jack. About ten minutes ago I watched as a gurney carrying the chief's badly-burned corpse was loaded into the back of one of the first ambulances to arrive at the scene. Reporting live from the Winslow funeral procession, this is Jane Valderamma. Back to you, Jack."
Jack Armstrong: "Thank you Jane, and stay safe. As we get details on this horrific story we will bring them to you immediately. In the newsroom, I'm Jack Armstrong."
- Chief Monroe has a different voice in the opening cutscene of this mission.
- There is also no character model loaded for him during the mission.
- A McManus with just six rounds is automatically equipped for this mission, which replaces any weapon in that slot, including an existing McManus with more ammunition.
- It is not necessary to use the Forgive and Forget targeted on the Map, any will do.
- If all Activities have been completed, completing this mission reaches 100% Completion.
- This mission, along with "Stuffing the Ballot" and "Saints and Martyrs" ("Salting the Earth"), does not require Respect to play.
- The memorial plaque in the Police Headquarters in Saints Row 2 states that Monroe died in 2008.
- Johnny's vantage point is $tock$.
- The mission is named after Hail to the Chief, the anthem of the President of the United States of America).
"A Little Community Service" cutsceneEdit
- Johnny Gat: "Did you handle it?"
Johnny Gat: "Where the fuck is Julius?"
Dex: "Have you heard back from Monroe?"Chief Monroe callsChief Monroe: "Nice work...but I don't think I can let Julius go until you do a little more community service ...we'll be in touch."
Dex: "Looks like we wait."
Johnny Gat: "Why? So we can let this jag-off jerk us around? Fuck that."
Dex: "And what would you rather do?"
Johnny Gat: "You know exactly what I'd like to do."
Dex: "Johnny, we're not blowing up City Hall."
Johnny Gat: "I'm just sayin, it would solve a lot of problems."
Dex: "What if they're keeping Julius there?"
Johnny Gat: "Alright, but there's gotta be a better plan than "let's be Monroe's bitches"."
Dex: "You're right, there is. Marshall Winslow was a major public figure, and you can bet your ass that people would ask questions if the chief of police wasn't at his funeral. I say we hit Monroe during the funeral procession. That should show whoever he's working with that we're not fucking around."
Johnny Gat: "You're sayin' we should assassinate the Chief of Police while he's at the funeral of the guy we just smashed."
Johnny Gat: "Don't tease me Dex."
Dex: "Let's fuckin' do it."
- — "A Little Community Service" cutscene
- Dex: "Alright, let's get goin'. Johnny's going to meet us there."
Dex: "We only get one chance at this, so we can't fuck this up. Once we hit Monroe we better get out of there quick, the last thing we want is to make big scene."
- — Drive dialogue
- Johnny is set up across the street, he'll be giving us cover if things go bad after the hit. Now let's get to the roof before mourners roll by.
- — Dex, after arriving
- Take this. When the funeral procession comes into view, take out Monroe. He'll be the one in the cop car.
- — Dex
- Okay, here comes the procession, just line up with the cop car and... aw shit, there's more than one. Alright this ain't a problem, it'll just take a little more work to find out what car he's in.
- — Dex, upon seeing the cops
- Fuck it, take all those cop cars our, Monroe's gotta be in one of 'em...
- — Dex
- Fuck! Well, they know we're here, no sense in being subtle.
- — Dex, after alerting the cops
- That takes care of that asshole, let's get to forgive and forget 'fore the cops get us...
- — Dex, after destroying all vehicles
- They'll be scooping Monroe up for weeks.
- — Dex, after using Forgive and Forget
- Look, I'm gonna be honest with you dawg, once we hit the chief of police there's no turning back. Sure, the motherfuckas that got Julius are gonna get a wake up call, but you gotta believe the po-po are gonna be on our ass. I guess what I'm sayin' man is that if you wanna back out, no one is gonna blame you. Well, Johnny might, but he's an asshole anyway so I wouldn't stress it. Anyway, Johnny and I got this worked out so the hit should be smoother than Aisha's pussy. McManus'll be waiting for us at a building along the procession route. Take that bad boy and wait to take your shot. We'll never get a chance like this again so let's not fuck it up.
- — Dex, unused dialogue from drive