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"Lay your weapon on the ground."
—Franco upon meeting Rick Grimes.[src]

Franco (first name unknown) is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a police officer at Grady Memorial Hospital.


Atlanta, Georgia

Nothing is known about Franco's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he was an officer for the Atlanta Police Department.


Season 5


Officer Franco and his partner Officer McGinley find Rick Grimes on the top level of a parking garage the hospital uses. Rick explains that they have some of their colleagues hostage and would like to exchange them for Beth Greene and Carol Peletier, who have been taken captive by the hospital. Franco informs his lieutenant Dawn Lerner of the situation and brings Rick's group and the officers to the hospital. He joins his fellow officers during the hostage exchange and witnesses the deaths of Dawn and Beth. He remains behind at the hospital with the Dr. Steven Edwards, the patients, and the other officers.

Season 9

"Who Are You Now?"

With the multi-year time skip, the community of survivors at Grady Memorial eventually fell and everyone was killed, including Franco.[1]


Killed By
  • Unknown causes

At some point, Franco and all the other Grady Memorial residents died due to unknown causes.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Officer Franco has killed:


TV Series

Season 5


  1. During a live Q&A with Gregory Nicotero hosted by Shindig.com on May 29, 2020, a user asked Nicotero about the status of the hospital survivors and Nicotero confirmed they are all dead.