- "When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
- — Roy Benitez
Captain Roy Benitez is a former New York City police officer and the leader of the Joint Task Force (JTF). He commands the Security Wing and plans operations to take back the city from the various factions that have taken over.
Personal Notes Edit
A narcotics officer for 8 years, Benitez’s entrance into the force only seemed natural, having been raised by a policeman father. Benitez was one of the first responders on 9/11.
Benitez is largely an idealist cop; he isn’t afraid to do the right thing, even if it means making a few enemies—a courage now rarely seen. For him, there is only ever a right way to do things, and a wrong way.
Past performance reviews have rightly described him as stubborn. Relentless in cracking cases and a grand master at grudge holding, Benitez is a force to reckon with. But for as much he strives to go above and beyond the call of duty, he finds himself at a crossroads with finding the confidence to do so at times.
Benitez and his wife were on the verge of a separation when the Green Poison tragically claimed her life. Already strained by both his commitment to the force and their inability to have children, Benitez’s new found loss carries a guilt he struggles to reconcile. However, this loss, like so many of his experiences, has only challenged him to go beyond his emotional comfort level.