Almost nothing is known about Franklin's life before or as the outbreak began except that he served in the Army National Guard.
Franklin was a passenger in a helicopter along with Welles and Sean. After being caught in wind turbulence which caused a malfunction, the helicopter erupted in a small explosions and lost control, As the helicopter lost control, Franklin hit his head inside the helicopter. He was stuck in the helicopter as it crashed into the woods and was killed by the impact of the crash.
- Helicopter crash (Alive)
Franklin was in a helicopter, along with Lieutenant Welles and Sean, when it began to suffer mechanical problems, causing the helicopter to have a massive crash. It came down somewhere in the woods, the impact of the crash killing Franklin, possibly causing internal injuries as evidenced by the blood seen dripping from his mouth.
- The Governor (Before Reanimation)
As the Governor came across the wreckage, he stabbed Franklin in the head before reanimation.
This list shows the victims that Franklin has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies