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"Ranger Hartwell? Are you still there? It's Elizabeth, Ranger!"
Elizabeth trying to reach Ranger Hartwell[src]

Hartwell (first name unknown) is an original character from The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. He was a park ranger at the Smoky Mt. Campgrounds.


Garwater, Georgia

Almost nothing is known about Hartwell's life prior to or as the outbreak began, expect that he worked at the Smoky Mt. Campgrounds as a park ranger.


Garwater Campgrounds

Ranger Hartwell was with the other survivors at the campgrounds when walkers attacked. When he went to his ranger station to gather some supplies he was bitten. He was on the CB with Elizabeth when he went to his office and died from his wounds. Elizabeth tries to radio Hartwell over the CB radio until Daryl Dixon arrives and informs her Hartwell was not there. After she cries for help, a zombified Hartwell breaks the door of his office and attacks Daryl. Daryl can choose to kill Hartwell or let him remain as a walker. His offroad truck is then taken by Daryl.


Killed By

Hartwell was bitten when walkers attacked the campground and reanimated in his office. A zombified Hartwell breaks down the office door. Daryl has to choose to run away or kill him.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Hartwell has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


  • Hartwell and Lester are the only zombified and named characters to have a determinant status.