An unnecessary tragedy is an article in Resident Evil Recollections. It was uploaded on 19 September 2016.
Leon makes it to the village square just after the start of Resident Evil 4.
He finds the body of one of the officers who accompanied him tied to a burning stake, looks like they were able to drag him all the way here before Leon arrived (I mean I don't condone it but it's impressive nonetheless!).
Back when they dropped Leon off the cops made some excuse about wanting to avoid getting a "parking ticket"...if only they'd gone with Leon they might have survived.