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"Ranger Hartwell? Are you still there? It's Elizabeth, Ranger!"
Elizabeth trying to reach Ranger Hartwell[src]

Hartwell is an original character from The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. He was a park ranger at the Smoky Mt. Campgrounds.



Almost nothing is known about Hartwell's life before or as the outbreak began, expect that he worked at the Smoky Mt. Campgrounds as a park ranger.


Garwater Campgrounds

Ranger Hartwell was with the other survivors at the campgrounds when walkers attacked. When he went to his ranger station to gather some supplies he was bitten. He was on the CB with Elizabeth when he went to his office and died from his bites. Elizabeth tries to radio Hartwell over the CB radio until Daryl Dixon arrives and informs her Hartwell was not there. After she cries for help, a zombified Hartwell breaks the door of his office and attacks Daryl. Daryl can choose to kill Hartwell or let him remain as a walker. His offroad truck is then taken by Daryl.


Killed by

Hartwell was bitten when walkers attacked the campground and reanimated in his office. A zombified Hartwell breaks down the office door. Daryl has to choose to run away or kill him.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Hartwell has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies
Survival Instinct Characters
Dixon Family DarylMerleWill
Cabot Ridge Survivors JessBuck
Sedalia Survivors KesslerWarrenJimmyLester
Pemberton Sheriff's Department JohnAlbert
Garwater Survivors Hartwell
Fontana Survivors AnnaMiaNoah
Oakview Survivors KennedyMalloryTravisMike
Taggart Survivors CharleneSatchmo
Archer Creek Survivors ChrisSheila
Sherwood Survivors AidenJaneTerry
Miscellaneous Survivors SteveFrankElizabethCandaceDowdleSarahAhmadHollyToddShelleyGloriaAsh
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive or are left with unknown status.

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