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- "You killed them! YOU KILLED THEM!!"
- —Sam yelling at Andrea.[src]
Not much is known about Sam's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He may have lived in or near Woodbury, Georgia.
Sam was a member of a four-man squad led by Bruce Cooper that were sent to sweep the parking lot of the Wal-Mart near Woodbury, Georgia, due to the nearby National Guard Tower being blown up by the prison survivors.
Bruce split his four-man team into two, with Sam accompanying him and two unnamed men investigating the vehicles in the car-park nearby. Bruce and Sam discovered the survivors present within the abandoned Wal-Mart. Bruce had ordered them to come out, which resulted in Glenn coming alone and being promptly shot by Bruce. In response, Andrea shot Bruce through the throat and Michonne sneaked up and mutilated the two other men.
Sam witnessed the deaths of his three companions and despite Andrea ordering him to lower his gun, he instead cried out in an outburst, screaming "You killed them... YOU KILLED THEM!", before raising his gun to shoot Andrea.
Sam's corpse can be seen when Brian finds Bruce with a gunshot wound to the neck. (Unaware that Bruce was shot by Andrea) Brian shoots Bruce in the head after he died from blood loss and then the Woodburians leave Bruce, Sam, and two unnamed companions' corpse behind.
- Killed By
After his companions are killed, Sam is given the chance to surrender but instead, as he tries to fires gun, he is shot in the head by Andrea.
This list shows the victims Sam has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people
It is presumed that Bruce and Sam were friends, due to Sam's outburst after Andrea shot him, but it is possible he was just panicking after seeing people being killed in front of him.
- Issue 43 (Corpse)
- Sam is called "Curtis" during the Walmart shootout in The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor. This was most likely an error.