Originally a member of the City Watch's Arcane Crimes Squad (responsible for keeping Acryn safe from rogue mages, underworld enchanters and drug-dealing alchemists) Jon was a model officer until associates of a kingpin necromancer, whom Jon had busted for running a body-snatching ring, killed Jon's non-magical partner -who was three days away from retirement- and animated him as a zombie in a plot to stop Jon testifying. After being forced to decapitate his own undead partner -who was three days away from reanimation-, and best friend, Jon went off the rails, becoming a raging alcoholic.
After several chaotic cases (including one where he severely beat a professor of the college of the stars with a copy of 'the rule book' in a case of mistaken identity) Jon was stripped of his rank and kicked off the force for his extreme methods and propensity for causing expensive collateral damage during arrests, with his Captain considering him 'out of control' and a 'loose cannon'.
After handing in his badge and watch issue wand, he now makes a living on the edge of the law as a Private Investigator specializing in matters eldritch and supernatural.
Background #1: Merchant
Background #2: Thief
Epic Trees:Burning Soul