Cop in Alley

Sergeant Michael Nydefer[1] is a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.


Sergeant Nydefer was on patrol with another police officer when he noticed a topless man in the street and told him to hold it as he looked like a criminal. However, what Nydefer did not know was that the man was Kyle Reese, a soldier from the future, but he did not know what the cops were and ran. Nydefer took thought he was a criminal and began to chase him. After some chasing, Reese stole Nydefer's side-arm from him. He demanded to know the time, while Nydefer replied it was 12 May, Thursday. Reese demanded to know what year it was, much to the Nydefer's confusion. Another police car arrived and forced Reese to run. Nydefer, along with O'Brien and Garber, ran into a shop and tried to find him. Nydefer looked up some stairs and moved on, not knowing that Reese was up there. Reese stole a shotgun from the police car and managed to get away. Nydefer got back into his car and drove off to find Reese but would have no luck as Reese had gone the opposite way to complete his mission. The Terminator

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • Sergeant Nydefer, credited as Cop in Alley, is portrayed by Ed Dogans in the film The Terminator.
  • Sergeant Nydefer is replaced with "Cop" (T-1000) in the film Terminator Genisys.
  • In one of the trailers to the first film, Nydefer's voice sounded noticeably higher when Reese asks him the date.



  1. The Terminator (Frakes novel)
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