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Sexton Hardcastle is a character role-played by bythybeard.

General Description

Sexton Hardcastle is a Sergeant for the Los Santos Police Department, Badge #410.

He was previously a Lead Dispatch FTO for the Los Santos Police Dispatch, call-sign Delta-2.

Sexton Richard Hardcastle was knighted on July 20th, 2021, the the Kings Guard. First of his Name. Loyal to the King.


Born in Canada, Hardcastle moved to the US at a young age after his parents died, he was brought into a childhood friends home to live there until he was 18, after his 18th birthday Sexton and his childhood friend Kevin both joined their local PD. Both passed academy and become patrol partners, few years passed and both Hardcastle and Kevin were relocated to Las Ventura’s PD where they grew in the ranks fast. One night on a routine shift Kevin and Sexton were dispatched to breaking and entering, upon arrival they split up to cover both sides. Kevin breached from the back and Hardcastle from the front, a shot was heard coming from the back of the building. Hardcastle rushed to the back to see Kevin on the ground bleeding from a gunshot wound and no one in sight. Kevin later passed away that night and Hardcastle went into a deep spiral, after that night Hardcastle was placed on administrative leave. After hearing that the case in his partners murder would be closed, Hardcastle put in his transfer to the LSPD. On arrival in Los Santos, he was put in dispatch duty until he would have the opportunity to become an officer again. While working Dispatch, he met Claire Everly whom at the time was dating Mina Price. After hearing how Hardcastle was an orphan, Claire decided to adopt him into their family.

Run-ins with The Stable

Sexton Hardcastle was the primary antagonist for a shadow crime organization called The Stable, listed as the "Mick and friends" gang in the MDW because the group kept their name secret from the police. Hardcastle often humored The Stable's elaborately staged confidence games, always letting the group go free if the evidence wasn't strong enough to support an arrest. The Stable admired Hardcastle and greatly respected his "by the book" integrity, but also feared his investigative tenacity and often evolved their tactics to stay one step ahead of him.

Vault Tec

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Hardcastle was the first police officer to respond to 4EQ's first Vault Tec heist of a Fleeca Bank on May 9, 2021. Claiming to be contractors under a second chance program, Richard Chiclets preoccupied the police with falsified Fleeca and Vault Tec company web site documentation as Mick Jhonson performed a "vault penetration test" where he secretly hacked into the safe and grabbed all of the money. After calling their "supervisor" Virgil Simpson to corroborate their story, Hardcastle let them all go. Nancy Drew soon joined Vault Tec's subsequent bank capers as a "supervisor". The crew even secured testimonial videos from out of state "executives" (including one who looked like a familiar WWE wrestler) to show the PD. On June 8, 2021, Hardcastle, Sgt. Anita May, Mackenzie Hayes and Dwayne Carter escorted Vault Tec to Paleto Bank, guarded the entrance, and escorted them to a nearby airfield where Ursula Leichenberg choppered them out.

Hardcastle responded to The Stable's first ever City Vault heist on June 26, 2021, jumping onto the back of Mick's getaway motorcycle before slipping off. When Kirk Jerkems and Nancy got caught during the getaway, Hardcastle and Jeffrey Bundy interrogated her and launched a Major Crimes Division investigation of Vault Tec. Alas, Nancy's bookkeeping was too clean, and the MCD had to drop the investigation.

ADA Malcador Homicide Investigation


Stable Hand Elizabeth Byrne's murder of ADA Malcador Sigilite brought a lot of unwanted police heat toward The Stable, forcing them to temporarily clear out their clean face Bunny's warehouse of anything illegal (and refill the stash with booze and condoms from Bahama Mamas West). While investigating Lizzie for Malcador's murder with fellow SCU detectives Amber Gold and Luka Kovacic, Hardcastle entertained raiding Bunny's warehouse for the murder weapon. The three of them had suspicions over the "coincidence" that Bunny had discovered Malcador's body in a secluded torture chamber, and plotted to interrogate her and name her as an accomplice to the ADA's murder for leverage. Ultimately, they moved on from Bunny after Luka believed her account that she had discovered the body while scouting out properties. Later during an interrogation with Hardcastle and Gold, Lizzie confessed to Malcador's murder and went to prison for several years.

Drug Trafficking Investigation of The Stable

When The Stable's head of meth distribution Smooth Williams got arrested for selling Mick's strain 21-jay (with both Thomas Dwayne and Rocky Topps loitering around the spot afterward), Hardcastle began an SCU investigation of the entire group for drug trafficking. The Stable Heads grew alarmed when Hardcastle showed up to Maison Ricard to gift Mick a card of himself as a wedding present. Paranoid, Nancy Drew swept the entire office to ensure their privacy and Mick voluntarily benched himself from any further meth cornering.

While Hardcastle was snooping around one of The Stable's meth spots, The Stable sent him a message. On orders from Thomas and Smooth, Stable Hand Abner Vaca mag dumped Hardcastle in his undercover car while he was distracted looking at boosters. It was the first time The Stable had ever sanctioned a hit on a police officer.

In September 2021, Hardcastle arrested Smooth a second time for selling meth. Afterward, Hardcastle was impressed by a new Stable scam where Kirk Jerkems, Smooth, and Thomas cornered meth in broad daylight under the guise of a mobile taco truck business (Charros de Caballeros). They concealed their meth handoffs with "boxes full of tacos" and umbrellas. After letting them go, Hardcastle grew agitated by repeated suspicious calls from the same area. Hardcastle, Bundy, and other SCU officers returned in force with Dante Wolf's police dog Preacher, but could not find any trace of meth in the area. Smooth smugly taunted Hardcastle and the SCU over Preacher's false positive, and threatened to sue the LSPD for "harassment".

Hardcastle continued to tenaciously update the "Mick and friends" case file with every meth strain that arresting officers found on them. The SCU case grew cold once Mick left the city (with his 21-jay recipe) and Smooth left The Stable. The Stable also stayed one step ahead of Hardcastle by evolving their meth empire from cornering to wholesale drug-running, where strain and quality didn't matter and everyone in The Stable could cook their own personal strains (which the police would have difficulty tying back to them). On October 18, 2021 during The Stable's first big meth run, Dick, Thomas, Kirk, and Abner gunned down Jeffrey Bundy on their way to dropping off 40 pillows worth of meth containing all of The Stable's meth strains. Later in the day, Bundy found the armored kuruma that they had used to smuggle the meth contraband--abandoned on a pier covered in bullet shells. Subsequently, Bundy created SOPs for these types of 37A calls.

Operation Rinoceronte

Hardcastle's biggest opportunity to take down The Stable began with a huge break in the case on the night of November 9, 2021. The group's primary meth cook Kirk Jerkems had gotten careless during The Stable's marathon day of timing cooks at the public meth labs, and stashed three pillows of his meth strain 51-rhinoceros inside his own apartment rather than inside The Stable's warehouse. Jeffrey Bundy, while raiding the apartment looking for illegal guns, laughed to himself as he seized Kirk's three meth pillows. The Street Crimes Unit charged Kirk, Abner Vaca, Xavier Valentine, and Felix Volk with felony obstruction for driving up to the apartment building, subpoenaed their phone records and text messages, uncovered "The Stable" name (Bundy had first heard the name when the HOA tried to save their own warehouse by false flagging The Stable's neighboring warehouse), and suspected LSPD Sgt. Dante Wolf (Nancy's boyfriend) of possibly informing for them. Also because Thomas Dwayne's car had interrupted the raid, the police claimed reasonable suspicion that The Stable was stockpiling meth in the warehouse of Thomas' Bahama Mamas West CEO Bunny.

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Hardcastle secretly camped outside of The Stable's suspected warehouse for eight hours. While taking a break to attend an LSPD meeting about the sheriff election, Hardcastle openly mentioned the stakeout in front of Dante. Unbeknownst to Hardcastle, he and The Stable were headed toward an epic collision course that day. The Stable had disguised themselves as white collar Bahama Mamas employees in a ploy to enter their warehouse, grab all of their class 2 guns and over 40 pillows worth of meth, and storm out blacked-out with guns blazing. Roughly five minutes before their planned raid on the warehouse, Nancy Drew narrowly stopped them with Dante's passing comment that Hardcastle was too busy staking out a warehouse to go treasure hunting with her. Deterred and disappointed, The Stable aborted the mission.

On November 12, 2021, hours after Hardcastle had ended his morning stakeout, The Stable finally stormed their warehouse--despite the threat of police surveillance--in a last-ditch mission to export the last of their meth pillows. They grabbed over 40 meth pillows, which Stable Heads Dick Chiclets and Thomas Dwayne then transported inside an armored Landstalker SUV at the front of a three-car convoy. Drawn by the 37A call and tracker blip, Hardcastle (in his first ever 37A response) descended Mount Chiliad (where Lang Buddha had fled from ocean dumping Dante Wolf) and led Air-1 and a swarm of police cars to intercept the convoy on Los Santos freeway at Grapeseed. Due to police inexperience with 37A calls, a miscommunication over the radio channel, a delayed tracker ping, and tenacious interference from the Stable's two satellite cars, Dick and Thomas managed to narrowly escape in their armored SUV and drop off the last of The Stable's meth. Meanwhile, Hardcastle got gunned down by Kirk Jerkems, Abner Vaca, and friendly fire from his fellow police officers. Later when Hardcastle returned from the hospital, he walked in on a police interrogation of his friend Nancy Drew by Jeffrey Bundy, Shane Jones, and Sam Baas over suspicion that she and The Stable had attempted to ocean dump her boyfriend Dante (Bundy even suggested that maybe The Stable had staged the 37A as an alibi). Afterward, Nancy--disillusioned that her police "friends" would dare exploit Dante's attempted murder to dig up dirt on her and The Stable (and angry that Mackenzie Hayes was the only police officer who seemed to believe her innocence)--rebuked Hardcastle over the phone and had a falling out with him (some time later, the two of them made up).

As a consequence of the three seized 51-rhinoceros meth pillows, Kirk and Abner accepted Bundy's plea deal and turned themselves into Hardcastle and Hayes on November 21, 2021. Kirk served three days in prison for drug trafficking; Abner served two days in prison for accomplice to drug trafficking. With The Stable swearing off meth and all of the public and private meth labs shutting down for good, Hardcastle's investigation of The Stable's meth operations effectively ended. By the end of 2021, The Stable had broken up--their meth no longer poisoning the streets of Los Santos.

Nancy Drew and Bunny began using The Stable's warehouse to store honey and bee's wax for their legal business Plan Bee. Ironically, Hardcastle later saved Bunny from her first felony arrest when she provided falsified documentation for the delivery truck that she had stolen to transport Plan Bee's goods. Hardcastle finally saw the inside of the warehouse on January 18, 2022, when Nancy gave both him and Lily Pond a guided tour of it.

Strange Bedfellows


After Hardcastle broke up with Pond, he began sleeping with Bunny in the days leading up to her mayoral election victory. Hardcastle also started a "Mick Jhonson Manhunt" case file to investigate his kidnapping and where he was sending text messages from. The same day that Hardcastle was rescuing Mayor Bunny's ex-boyfriend Jeffy Coldiron from a serial killer named the Game Master on April 27, 2022, all of the original Stable OGs including Lizzie reunited to rescue Mick from "The Highwayman" at the Los Santos International Airport. The next day on April 28, 2022, Hardcastle escorted a comatose Mick out of the ICU so he could marry long-time fiance Jessie Jugg in a "MatriMania" wedding. Mick finally woke up during the ceremony to say "I WOOOOO!". Afterward, Mick was shocked to learn how much Hardcastle had uncovered about Vault Tec and The Stable, including the huge stash of meth that The Stable had hidden in Bunny's warehouse.

The Secrets of Sabith Cohen

As a result of Hardcastle's growing loneliness in the police department, he found himself spending a lot more time off-duty with The Stable's former clean face Bunny. On June 9, 2022, Hardcastle and Bunny moved in together at a new house he bought by the beach. Uncertain of Hardcastle's boundaries as a cop, Bunny tested whether he would steal a box truck with her to transport beehives. She also told him he couldn't come to her Plan Bee warehouse anymore if he was going to snoop around the other warehouses. Then after a search for Ethyl Winkelfiddle, Hardcastle's rational mind struggled to process Bunny's assertion that DBR artist Peren Meliamne is immortal and that Bunny was a god who chose to be a person (and that two other gods on earth could possess her friends). Secretly, Hardcastle wasn't even fazed by this revelation. He was more scared of ending up like her past polyamorous partners Jeffy Coldiron and Rocky Topps, and waking up alone in an empty bed. On June 16, 2022 when Bunny publically released her new single "always", she finally revealed her secret identity as the music artist Doe to the world. On June 21, 2022 when Thomas Dwayne formally broke the news of his deteriorating lung condition to The Stable, Bunny asked Hardcastle if he wanted to marry her that weekend so that Thomas could walk her down the aisle before his death. Hardcastle answered, "Uh, sure. Yes." Hardcastle and Bunny completed their legally binding marriage contract on June 23, 2022 with Judge Serge Cross officiating and Nancy Drew witnessing.

Momentous Dates within the Government

Rank Insignia Note Date
Cadet CadetLSPD.png Hired to the LSPD; Badge #540 March 8th, 2021
Cadet CadetLSPD.png Passed Academy March 28th, 2021
Solo Cadet SoloCadetLSPD.png Solo Certified; Badge #640 April 25th, 2021
Officer Officer.png Promoted to Officer; Badge #484 May 10th, 2021
Senior Officer SeniorOfficer.png Promoted to Senior Officer July 28th, 2021
Corporal CorporalLSPD.png Promoted to Corporal December 20th, 2021
Corporal CorporalLSPD.png Appointed as Shift 2 Supervisor March 2nd, 2022
Sergeant SergeantSOLSPD.png Promoted to Sergeant March 7th, 2022
Sergeant SergeantSOLSPD.png Changed Badge Number to #410 March 23rd, 2022
Sergeant SergeantSOLSPD.png Appointed a Recruiter March 26th, 2022
Certification Legend Rank Note Date
Major Crimes Division MCD Cert.png Officer Appointed as Probationary Detective in the MCD TBD
Major Crimes Division MCD Cert.png Senior Officer MCD disbanded July 28th, 2021
Street Crimes Unit SCU Cert.png Senior Officer Appointed as Detective in the SCU August 18th, 2021
Field Training Officer FTO Cert.png Senior Officer Probationary FTO Certified October 22nd, 2021
K9 Handler K9 Cert.png Senior Officer K9 Cross-Certified; Handler for Watson November 6th, 2021
Field Training Officer FTO Cert.png Senior Officer FTO Certified November 24th, 2021
Street Crimes Unit SCU Cert.png Senior Officer Promoted to Senior Detective within the SCU December 3rd, 2021
Street Crimes Unit SCU Cert.png Corporal Promoted to Detective Sergeant and Shift 2 Supervisor in the SCU December 20th, 2021
Field Training Instructor FTI Cert.png Sergeant FTI Certified April 7th, 2022



  • Served as "Kingsguard" for Mayors Andi Jones and Denzel Williams the day after they got married and had Iron Thrones outside of City Hall.

Played By: bythybeard
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