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"Hell, one's passed out, and the other's not gonna make any trouble. ...Are ya, Gary?"
—Leon to Shane and Gary[src]

Leon Basset is the deuteragonist of the The Walking Dead: Dead Reckoning. He is a deputy of the King County Sheriff's Department in King County, Georgia. He is seen working closely with Shane, as well as the other known deputy, Don.


King County, Georgia

Little is known about Leon's life before the outbreak besides that he worked at the King County Sheriff's Department with Don. He may have also lived in or near King County, Georgia.


King County Sheriff's Department

Leon appeared as Shane's subordinate in this episode. He is first seen picking up an infected man named Robb Spanner at a bar who he believed to be drunk. Leon took him back to the King County Sheriff's Department and placed him in a holding cell.

Later, after Shane brought in a local civilian named Gary Taylor for domestic disturbance and a possible murder, Leon was bit in the thumb by Gary and it was debated for a while by Shane whether he was infected or not. After a third officer at the station, Don, was killed by a now-reanimated Robb who then attacked Gary, Leon assisted Shane in killing Robb. Shane had a conversation with Gary after beginning to believe that Gary was not a murderer and acted in self-defense. It was revealed that Gary wasn't infected; meaning Leon wasn't either. There is then a crash at the front desk, in which Leon went out to investigate. He discovered that Gary's daughter, Patricia Taylor, had become a zombie due to an injury that she had received from her zombified boyfriend, Paul. Shane saved Leon and was forced to kill Patty. After this, Shane, Leon, and Gary went outside and talked about what they would do about the chaos that's occurring everywhere. Shane decided to go to the hospital to retrieve Rick, and then would take Rick's family to Atlanta.

Leon, on the other hand, decided to remain in King County, where his guns were, and assist the people there, similarly to Gary. He and Shane shook hands before the latter departed, heading for the hospital. As Leon and Gary watched him drive away, a now-reanimated Don leapt out of the police station and attacked Leon as the screen abruptly went black. It is implied that this is how Leon became infected and reanimated.

His story is picked-up again for TV Series. For further details see:

Main article: Leon Basset (TV Series)

Death (Hit Leon's Head)

Killed By

During Leon's possible struggle with Patty, Shane attacked Leon, to which Patty will bite him before attacking Shane.

Death (Don't Hit Leon's Head)

Killed By
  • Don (Infected, Alive)

If Shane shoots Patty, Leon will survive. However, when Shane leaves the police station to find Rick, a zombified Officer Don pops up from behind Leon, ready to devour him.


Dead Reckoning

  • Chapter 1: Domestic Disturbance
  • Chapter 2: House Calls
  • Chapter 3: Habeas Corpus
  • Chapter 4: Patient Zero
  • Chapter 5: First Blood
  • Chapter 6: No Turning Back
  • Epilogue (Alive or Zombified, Determinant)


  • Though not shown in the TV Series, Don is shown attacking Leon, which explains how Leon became infected and reanimated and he was later shot and killed by Rick Grimes.
Dead Reckoning Characters
King County Sheriff's Department ShaneLeonDon
Taylor Family GaryPatricia
Grimes Family RickLori
Miscellaneous Characters ReporterMrs. HellerRobbPaul
Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in grey and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive or are left with unknown status.

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