Unidentified NMPD officer
|Unidentified NMPD officer|
|Political and military information|
- "Kinsler gave me real specific instructions - make sure the doc's dead, and make double sure no one knows about it."
- — The Unnamed NMPD Officer
Some time during the Covenant invasion of Earth, Kinsler sent this officer and his team into the Superintendent's data center. Most of the team was killed on the way down; the officer was the only team member remaining when a rookie Orbital Drop Shock Trooper encountered him on Sublevel 07.
The officer's objectives were to confirm Dr. Daniel Endesha's death at the commissioner's hands, to kill the Huragok inside the Superintendent's core, and to retrieve the AI's core data. He was unable to complete the mission; the Superintendent did not trust him, so it locked all the data stacks and some of the doors. The Rookie's arrival, however, allowed the officer to progress further into the facility.
Upon reaching a frozen section of the data center, the officer told the Rookie to wait outside a room as he needed to check on a "personnel issue". The Rookie followed him, however, and saw that he was inspecting Dr. Endesha's corpse. The corrupt policeman, caught red-handed, told the Rookie of his goal. He stated that the Rookie could not be allowed to live and quickly attacked the ODST. The Rookie killed the police officer in self-defense, prompting the Superintendent to note that "CRIME DOESN'T PAY. GOOD CITIZENS DO THEIR PART".[note 1]
- The officer is immune to headshots and his shotgun can not be traded. He is also invincible until his scripted death or when he attacks the player.
- Using Theater to watch the officer's death at the hands of the Drones will reveal that the Drones do not actually attack him. Instead, the Drones simply appear and flee. The officer will then simply vanish after standing still for a few seconds.
- In the original Xbox 360 version of Halo 3: ODST, killing the hostile officer awards points in campaign scoring, however he does not appear in the player's postgame carnage stats as an enemy killed. In Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the kill awards neither points nor medals, yet the officer does appear in the postgame carnage report as an enemy killed, listed as a marine. Because marine kills would normally be considered friendly fire, the marine icon is red.
List of appearances
- Halo 3: ODST (First appearance)
- If the player has not acquired 29 of the 30 audio logs, the officer will instead be killed by a swarm of Drones when the Rookie descends to Sublevel 09. The Superintendent will still remark on the officer's guilt, however. This article assumes that the former sequence of events is canon, as Halo: The Essential Visual Guide indicates that the Rookie uncovered all the audio logs.
- Halo 3: ODST, campaign level Data Hive