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"Please proceed to this checkpoint immediately. If you do not leave the area in time, we cannot guarantee your safety.
During the Raccoon City Destruction Incident of 1998, Arthur and Deputy Chief Raymond Douglas attempted to evacuate the city, which included alerting survivors near J's Bar. Notifying civilians of a nearby retrieval point where fellow officers would escort them to safety, a group of survivors making their way outside of J's Bar through the rooftop were enticed.
By the time they reached the street, however, the Zombies had breached the police blockade and had begun to attack fleeing survivors, killing Arthur in the process.