Los Angeles, California
Officer Richards works for the Los Angeles Police Department and is often assigned guard duty at the Paul R. Williams High School.
As the apocalypse slowly unfolded, Officer Richards remains stationed at the high school as a guard with Officer Finley, unaware of the zombie outbreak in its early stages. He is often on duty at the entrance outside of the school, as seen when Art Costa questions a bus driver on the number of kids arriving to school. He also assists in the early dismissal of students.
As the city of Los Angeles quickly fell to the undead, Officer Richards' fate remains unclear. It is unknown whether he was able to survive the outbreak or was killed and/or turned into a zombie.