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"Stay back sir, I got this!"
— Daniel Cortini to Leon S. Kennedy, before being bitten by a Zombie.

Daniel Cortini was the Arklay County Sheriff. He was involved in the law enforcement response to the Raccoon City outbreak of September 1998.


Cortini joined the Arklay County Sheriff's Department and was later elected Sheriff for Arklay County at an unknown time. When an experimental ε strain of t-Virus contaminated Raccoon City's drinking water in September 1998, tens of thousands mutated into Zombies. Once the infected began to spread out of the city, Cortini took part in the detaining of the attackers, unaware of their real nature.


On the night of Tuesday 29 September, Cortini responded to a disturbance at the Mizoil Gas Station in the plains. The disturbance was caused by a Zombie, but he was unfamiliar with the mutants and tried to detain him. During the scuffle, he was distracted by the arrival of a customer and had his throat torn. Despite his injuries, Cortini survived long enough to mutate into a Zombie.


  1. Capcom Confidential: The Dev 1 Podcast: Episode 22
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