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"Get off me! Stay back! Don't come any closer! STAY BACK!!!"
During the Raccoon City Destruction Incident, he witnessed the death of his colleague, David Ford, and took over David's duties writing operational reports after his death. He is present during a meeting which discussed escaping through the sewers.
Ultimately he did not go through the sewers, and instead managed to get in contact with an RPD patrol helicopter. Its pilot intended to pick him up, however the rescue attempt went awry when Elliot was attacked by zombies and, while being mauled, accidentally hit the pilot with stray submachine gun fire, sending the helicopter crashing into the building, killing Elliot; the zombies and the pilot on impact.