(DeCandido's novelizations of Anderson's Films)
Sergeant Quinn was a Raccoon City police officer who was caught up in the 2002 viral outbreak.
Quinn was from a long line of constables; his father, grandfather and uncle had all worked at the Raccoon City Police Department. By 2002, he had amassed thirty years of experience. His wife Sheila persistently advised him to take an early retirement and move to Florida.
When the t-Virus was released from The Hive, Quinn was continuing his duties, overseeing the arrests of rioters. He came to the aid of Cooper when he was bitten. Jill Valentine arrived at the police department soon after, and saved him from an overweight zombie trying to bring him down. She advised him to leave town with Sheila, but he refused to give up his job during an emergency.