Cynthiana Police Department

Cynthiana Police Department

Name: Cynthiana Police Department

Other Names: The City of Cynthiana Police Department

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group   real/historical group real/historical group  

Publisher(s): Image

Earliest Appearance Listed in This Database: The Walking Dead #1 (Oct. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 1"

Creators: Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore

Number of Appearances: 3

   Comic Book Appearances: 2

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Enemy of: zombies

Type of Organization/Group: police department

Location: Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA

Cynthiana, Kentucky is a real town and The City of Cynthiana Police Department is a real police department. This police department is featured prominently in the first issue of The Walking Dead comic book series and TV series.

In The Walking Dead #1, the issue opens up on the first page with Rick Grimes and Shane Walsh, active officers with the Cynthiana Police Department, engaged in a shoot-out with an unnamed criminal. Rick is shot, and on the next page he wakes up in a hospital, having been unconscious during the zombie outbreak which is central to this series.

Pages 15 through 20 of this issue take place in the headquarters of the Cynthiana Police Department. Rick takes Morgan Jones and Morgan's son Duane there in order to get guns, ammunition, and vehicles. The "Cynthiana Police Department" sign is seen over the entrance to the building in panel 1 on page 15.

On pages 20 through 24 (the last page of the issue), Rick Jones drives a Cynthiana Police Department police car on his way from Cynthiana to Atlanta, where he hopes to find his wife and son. On the first two pages of issue #2, Rick finally has to abandon this police vehicle when he runs out of gas.

Rick continues to wear his Cynthiana Police Department uniform for many issues as the series begins, but he can't really be said to be acting officially as an employee of the Cynthiana Police Department after the first issue.

Number of group members listed below: 4

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Cynthiana Police Department Cynthiana Police Department supporting character group real/historical person
  [1st app: The Walking Dead #1 (Oct. 2003)] Image 3
Gilroy supporting character
  [worked with Rick Grimes before zombies came] Image 1
Rick Grimes Rick Grimes hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination unknown)
Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group Image 151
Shane Walsh Shane Walsh supporting character
  Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group Image 29

This character is in the following 3 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Walking Dead

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