Bio: Shane was a police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky. In October 2003, he and his partner Rick Grimes were taking cover behind their patrol car while being in a shootout with an escaped convict on a road. Rick decided to make a run for a ditch while Shane gave him cover fire. Instead, the convict shot Shane’s gun out of his hands and shot Rick through the right side of his chest.
Rick was in a coma and Shane felt guilty about him being shot. During the zombie outbreak, he was visiting Rick when Rick's wife, Lori, told him she was taking her and Rick's son, Carl, and going to Atlanta, Georgia, to stay with her parents. The hospital was supposed to stay open so Rick would be okay. They were going to go back for him but got stranded outside of Atlanta.