Officer Southwold first appeared in Rocksteady Game's Batman: Arkham City in October 2011.
Southwold is an officer in the Gotham City Police Department and a member of the volunteer strike team operation undercover in Arkham City.
Before Arkham City Incident
Arkham City Incident
Southwold volunteered to join the strike team operating undercover in Arkham City. He and the other nine members of the team attempted to infiltrated Penguin's gang. Unfortunately, the team was uncovered and taken hostage, where they were subjected to random beatings and torture inside the Museum, specifically the Iceberg Lounge.
Southwold, along with Officer Denning, are taken to the Iceberg Lounge when Batman infiltrates the Museum. Once outside the lounge, The Penguin comes on the intercom and forces Batman to listen as he freezes Denning's hand and shatters it with a hammer.
After Batman disables The Penguin's gun and kicks him off the ice tower, The Penguin detonates multiple explosive charges placed around the tower. The resulting explosion kills Southwold.
After Arkham City Incident