Leon S. Kennedy y el presidente de los Estados Unidos Adam Benford eran más que buenos amigos, eran compañeros luchando por la misma causa. Años atrás, Benford, que en aquel momento ocupaba un alto cargo del gobierno, seleccionó a Leon y lo ascendió a su posición actual. El objetivo principal de ambos era erradicar el bioterrorismo que surgió tras el incidente de Raccoon City en 1998. Adam era conocido como uno de los pocos políticos honestos y con integridad, y por ello Leon depositó su confianza en él a pesar de que nunca se había enfrentado directamente a los monstruos del bioterrorismo.
Así, durante un decenio, lucharon para alcanzar la misma meta: exterminar el bioterrorismo. Y con ello el vínculo que les unía se hizo más fuerte. Pero por desgracia, su amistad terminó súbitamente al estallar un brote infeccioso que evocó la tragedia de Raccoon City y que forzó a Leon a disparar y matar al presidente Benford.
Leon Kennedy and U.S. President Adam Benford are not only close friends, but champions of similar causes.
When President Benford was a high-ranking government official, he handpicked Leon, elevating him to his high-ranking status. The two men were both motivated by a righteous desire to root out bioterrorism following the events that transpired in Raccoon City in 1998.
Adam had a reputation for being one of the few politicians with integrity, a man of his word, and Agent Kennedy found himself able to trust a man who had never directly faced the evils of bioterrorism. With mutual goals and a mutual respect, they grew close during their ten years of fighting bioterrorism together.
Unfortunately, their friendship is abruptly ended during a biohazard outbreak - one with eerie echoes that mirror the tragedy of Raccoon City - when Agent Kennedy is forced to shoot and kill President Benford.
The focus of the biological attack was set on Ivy University where the president had been visiting to give a talk, leading most to believe this was an assassination attempt. Not only did it succeed, but it also cost the lives of nearly all of those residing in the Tall Oaks area.
Just after word of the president's death was made official by the FOS, U.S. special forces where brought in with orders to obtain the president's body and assess the situation - along with other orders that still remain confidential. Below is a partial transcript of a radio transmission between those special forces and their headquarters.
Record Update: 06/29/2013 - 21:02
HQ: Base to command, what's the sit-rep?
Edgar: We're inside the college. No sign of any survivors.
HQ: What about POTUS?
Edgar: Still looking for him. I think--wait, someone's here!
Can't tell who or what it is, but it's armed.
Put down your weapons and don't move! I said don't move!
(The sound of gunfire is heard and then the transmission ends.)