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We've got an alive one
— The officer hears Bobby's screams

The Lead SWAT Officer is a fictional character from the Saw franchise, as well as a minor protagonist in Saw 3D.

He was portrayed by Simon Northwood.


Early Career

The Lead SWAT Officer was an officer who worked for the Metropolitan Police Department and also the leader of a small SWAT group.

The Jigsaw Case

Despite Jigsaw and Amanda's deaths, their deadly games were continued by a yet unknown accomplice. Several weeks later, Jill Tuck, Jigsaw's ex-wife, revealed to Matt Gibson, an officer working for the Internal Affairs Division, that Detective Lieutenant Mark Hoffman was the successor of Jigsaw. At some point after this revelation, Gibson and his colleagues found out that another game, focusing on a man named Bobby Dagen, took place at the abandoned Clear Dawn Psychiatric Hospital. Therefore, Gibson went to the location, accompanied by the lead SWAT officer and his team.

Raid on the Clear Dawn Psychiatric Hospital

The SWAT team arriving at clear dawn

After reaching the hospital, they broke through the front door and secured the big entrance hall, passing the first trap that Bobby had to beat in order to continue his game. Gibson noticed a TV, which showed Joyce Dagen, Bobby Dagen's wife, in a trap, as well as a timer, thereby realizing that the game was still going on. As they made their way through the building, they entered a room and came across the corpse of Nina, Bobby's publicist, after her throat has been pierced by four metal rods in a trap. Seconds later, Gibson was called by Officer Palmer, who had been able to trace an e-mail sent to them by Hoffman from his hideout, which was the same location from a previous trap. When he saw that only 15 minutes were left on the timer, he ordered the SWAT leader to go on with his team while he went after Hoffman. Therefore, the SWAT continued its way and left Nina behind.

The SWAT team find the door to the room

Shortly afterwards, they also found the corpse of Bobby Dagen's lawyer, Suzanne, in a trap that pierced her eyes and mouth with three metal rods. Seconds later, the SWAT leader told the rest to stand by, as he heard the agonized screams of Bobby in the distance, thereby realizing that there was another victim alive. The SWAT continued its way and eventually found a door, which they opened, leading them to a hallway, where they found the corpse of Cale, Bobby Dagen's manager and best friend, hanging from the ceiling. However, most of the floor was missing, except for a few broken beams and stone arches. As they couldn't progress, they tried to find another way and thereby entered a small room, where Hoffman had set up another trap, to prevent them from stopping the game.



Moments after they had entered the room, the door suddenly slammed shut behind him, revealing the words "You were warned" written on it. Seconds later, a bunch of cyanide capsules were released into a box filled with acid, resulting in the development of a deadly gas that spread all over the room. As they couldn't open the doors, the SWAT leader and officers suffocated within a few seconds. (Saw 3D)


Not much could be said about the Lead SWAT Officer's personality due to his short screen time.

Appearances and References