● Knife scar over his right hand
● Claw scar across his face
● Paralyzed vocal cord
● Cowboy Hat
● Black Bandanna
● Button-Up Shirt
● Black Jeans or Blue Jeans
● Cowboy Boots
● Colt M4A1, Steyr Aug, MP-133 Pump Action Shotgun, or Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle
● .357 Colt Python Revolver with Leather Chest Holster or Plate Carrier with Chest Holster Attachment
● Colt 1911 with Leather Cross-Draw Holster ● Hunting Knife with Leather Sheath
● Faded Photograph of his Wife & Daughter
● Leather Bound Journal
● Chain necklace with wedding bands
“University graduate. Recruited into the Texas Rangers. Lots of high-profile arrests. Large list of commendations, as well as a long list of misconduct violations... excessive force, intimidation, racial profiling. Retired after twenty years, then dropped off the grid. No one has seen him since..”
Jericho Riker was born on March 7, 1972 in Willow City, Texas. The son of a ranching family, Jericho grew up tending land and raising Angus beef cattle with his father Murphy Riker and his older brother. Murphy was a Marine veteran who served in Force Recon during the Vietnam Conflict and had become an avid survivalist after the withdraw of the U.S. in the region and his subsequent retirement. His mother died during childbirth. During high school he went to technical school and learned how to weld. After graduation he attended university, paying it off from the skills he learned in technical school. He majored in forensic science with a minor in psychology.
He soon found employment in law enforcement as a Texas Ranger. For years he worked as a Ranger, traveling around the state investigating political corruption, murder, and performing other special tasks. Sometime in his career he met a young woman by the name of Sarah and soon after they began seeing each other. Within a few years they were married with a daughter. However, when in Houston visiting family Sarah and Alice were killed by a drunk driver in a hit and run. Jericho began investigating the murder himself, unbeknownst to his superiors. Once he found the culprit he tracked the man down and killed him in a dark alley, making it look like a failed robbery that ended in bloodshed.
After seeing the dark underside of society for so many years and losing his wife it changed him. His outlook on everything took a far more harsh turn and his moral code drifted drastically. Over the years he received several misconduct violations, such as excessive force and intimidation.
Twenty years of service as a law enforcement official showed Jericho corruption and greed within the system. His last case involved investigating a public official for child trafficking and distribution of child pornography but due to the individuals ties with powerful figureheads, the case was kept from the public eye and swept under the rug. Jericho was disgusted by this and resigned from his position, retiring after twenty years. Shortly after he released the files to the public. The politician in question was ruined and one night was murdered by a vigilante. No suspect could be identified as the crime scene was scrubbed clean by what the investigator thought was a professional.
He returned to Willow City and worked on the ranch for a number of months. He raised cattle alongside his brother for years until he became a semi-trailer truck driver where he hauled various cargo across the United States. While in a truck stop in Arizona he heard of a employment in a country known as Chernarus that promised a hefty salary. The contract took him to Eastern Europe, where he transported various things such as weaponry to United States military installations & armories. Before long he found himself trapped in the former Eastern Bloc country with no way of escaping.