Walter Cantrell is a Major and the Southern District commander.


Season 1Edit

He is a lieutenant and commands Detectives Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski and Leander Sydnor. Lieutenant Cedric Daniels bargains with Cantrell to have Sydnor assigned to the Barksdale detail to compensate for taking the erratic Pryzbylewski.[1]

Cantrell and Daniels are both candidates for the next Major post and because of Daniels insubordination while conducting the Barksdale investigation Cantrell receives the promotion at the end of the first season becoming North Western District commander.[2]

Season 4Edit

He is commanding the Southern District and prepares new Mayor Tommy Carcetti for a ride along.[3]


Walter Cantrell is a recurring character in the first and fourth seasons. He is played by guest star Dave Trovato and debuts in "The Detail".


Season 1 appearances
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing" *
Season 4 appearances
"Boys of Summer" "Soft Eyes" "Home Rooms" "Refugees" "Alliances"
"Margin of Error" "Unto Others" * "Corner Boys" "Know Your Place" "Misgivings"
"A New Day" "That's Got His Own" "Final Grades"

* - Uncredited appearance


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