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Right side clear!
— Joe secures the scene of Troy's game[src]

Officer Joe is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. He serves as a minor protagonist in Saw II and Saw III.

He was portrayed by Vincent Rother.


Raid on Wilson Steel

Rigg instructs his men

Joe was an officer who worked for the Metropolitan Police Department. He eventually became a member of the department's SWAT unit and joined a team led by Sergeant Daniel Rigg. At some point in his career, Joe got involved in the investigation of a serial killer case. When Detective Eric Matthews received a message from a wanted serial killer known as Jigsaw, he was able to identify the latter's hideout at the Wilson Steel Plant. The next day, Eric went to the Wilson Steel Plant, accompanied by Detective Allison Kerry and Joe's SWAT team. While the detectives stayed outside, Rigg entered the building with three of his men. Unfortunately, they accidentally triggered a booby trap set up by Jigsaw in a staircase, which caused two officers' death, while a third one, Officer Pete Baker, was severely injured. When Rigg called them in for reinforcements, Eric, Kerry, and the remaining SWAT members stormed the plant. Moments later, they finally made their way to the upper floor, where the Jigsaw Killer, who was, in fact, a civil engineer named John Kramer, sat at a table and waited for them. (Saw II)

Eric Matthews' Test

Initially, Rigg ordered his men to arrest him. However, John spoke to Eric and told him that he should stay where he was until Eric had dealt with his "problem." Then, he told him to take a look in the next room. Eric carefully approached the door to the adjacent area, along with Kerry and Rigg. After securing the room, they discovered several surveillance monitors hidden under a white cloth. Upon looking at the monitors, they saw what appeared to be another one of Jigsaw's games. Eight people were trapped in a room, one of whom Eric recognized as his son, Daniel. When he saw the footage, Eric angrily attacked John. However, he was held back by Rigg. John explained the rules of his game to him. To save his son, Eric had to sit down and talk to John for two hours while his colleagues left the area. After that time, Daniel would be released. Otherwise, he and the other prisoners would succumb to deadly nerve gas. Eventually, Kerry convinced Eric to accept John's challenge and play by his rules while she kept an eye on the game's progress.

Joe and Kerry approach the safe

As the game went on, Eric became more and more distressed and ultimately lost his composure. To force John to reveal his son's whereabouts, he violently battered him, broke one of his fingers, and threatened him with his gun. Although Kerry tried to stop him, she was held back by Rigg. Eventually, John ended Eric's test with the words "Game Over" and promised to take him to the house. However, he demanded to go there with Eric alone. Eric agreed, and they left the building in a hidden elevator. As they escaped, Kerry sent the SWAT team after them while she stayed with Joe and a tech team, which traced the video feed to an address at 237 North Hyde Crescent shortly afterward. However, when Rigg and his team arrived there, they realized the game had taken place in a different house and was already over long before they even arrested Jigsaw. Upon learning that the video feed was merely a recording, Kerry told the team to come back. As the timer eventually went off, a safe in John's hideout suddenly opened and revealed Daniel Matthews, who had been locked up in the safe all the time. (Saw II)

Troy's Death

Six months later, Rigg and his team were called to an elementary school. Following an emergency call about an explosion, they raided the building. Upon examining the location, the officers discovered that one of the classrooms' doors had been welded shut. They eventually cut it open with a Bunsen burner and stormed into the room. As they secured the scene, they found the torn up remains of Troy, a drug addict who had been killed by a self-made nail bomb during one of Jigsaw's games. Therefore, Rigg immediately ordered one of his men to call Kerry. (Saw III)


Not much can be said about Joe's personality due to his short screen time.

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