|This article is about the TV Series character. You may be looking for his Dead Reckoning counterpart.|
|Occupation||Sheriff Deputy (Pre-Apocalypse)|
|First Appearance||"Days Gone Bye"|
|Last Appearance||"Bloodletting" (Flashback)|
|Death Episode||"Days Gone Bye" (Zombified)|
|Cause of Death||Either bitten by zombified Don or Patty (Alive,Determinant)|
Shot by Rick Grimes. (Zombified)
|Series lifespan||"Days Gone Bye" (Alive and Zombified)|
|Rick shoots Leon in the head at close range.|
|Leon Basset (TV Series) Gallery|
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- "Maybe we'll get on one of them video shows, you know? Like 'World's Craziest Police Chases.' What do you think?"
- —Leon to his fellow officers.[src]
Leon Basset is a sheriff deputy at the King County Sheriff's Department in AMC's The Walking Dead. Leon also appears in the game, Dead Reckoning, where it explains how he fared during the initial outbreak and ultimately how he reanimated.
Leon was a back-up officer along with Lambert Kendal, assisting in the highway police chase that put Rick into a coma. He was seen carrying a pistol and seemed to be distracted and unfocused on the job at hand, and even mentioned that they should capture the footage of the police pursuit and submit it to "The World's Craziest Police Chases." Rick ordered him to focus and to arm himself just as the criminals arrived at the standoff. He, along with the Linden County Sheriff's Department officers, exchange gunfire with the criminals and eventually took down the suspects, however, Rick was shot in the shoulder before the last one was killed. Shane then yelled at Leon to call an ambulance and to inform them that there was an officer down.
- Main article: Leon Basset (Dead Reckoning)
Later, he was encountered by Rick, Morgan Jones, and Duane Jones as a walker when the trio was leaving the King County Sheriff's Department. He was on the opposite side of the station's chain link fence, banging on it. He was missing his hat and sidearm, while his radio microphone was dragging along the ground. Not wanting to leave him as a walker, Rick calmly walked up to him, putting a bullet into his former colleague's head, ending his suffering.
Leon can either be killed by infected Patty Taylor or if Shane manages to save him, zombified Don grabs him and devours him.
- Rick Grimes (Zombified)
As Rick, Morgan Jones, and Duane Jones were leaving the police station after stocking up on weapons, ammo, and supplies, Leon appeared and began smashing up against the fence. After explaining that Leon was careless and dumb, Rick walked up to Leon and shot him in the head.
This list shows the people Leon has killed:
All that can be inferred about Lambert's relationship with Leon, is that the two of them were partners before the zombie apocalypse ensued.
Rick and Leon interact briefly right before the encounter with the criminals, and its safe to assume that Rick didn't think much of Leon, due to Rick's reference toward him "careless and dumb". This is due to Leon's lack of concern at the task at hand, even forgetting to pull the slide on his Glock 17 because of his thoughts on getting a video on a show.
Not much is known of the two's relationship other than they were colleagues. However, he along with his partner, Lambert, were seen in the background in the episode, "Bloodletting", helping Shane give the bad news to Lori.
- "Bloodletting" (Flashback)
- In the Comic Series, it is an ordinary walker that is hitting the chain link fence, but Rick does not kill him because Morgan tells him to save his bullets. In the TV Series, this ordinary walker is replaced with Leon, and Rick does kill him.