|Appearances||GTA San Andreas|
|Full Name||Eddie Pulaski|
|Date of Death||1992|
|Home||Los Santos, San Andreas|
Los Santos Police Department|
Los Santos Vagos
|Voiced by||Chris Penn|
|game_1 = GTA San Andreas
|name = Eddie Pulaski
|aka = Officer Pulaski
Eddie Pulaski is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a supporting character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (set in 1992). He is a member of Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums, alongside Frank Tenpenny and Jimmy Hernandez. He is voiced by the late Chris Penn who has appeared in films such as Resevoir Dogs.
Eddie Pulaski was born in an unknown location in the United States of America and, at some point prior to 1992, he joined the Los Santos Police Department. He later joined the Community Resource Against Street Hoodlums division under the leadership of Frank Tenpenny, who slowly turned him into a corrupt police officer, viewing the job as more 'percentages' and keeping the gangs in the city on an equal footing. The two were also joined by Ralph Pendelbury, who did not share their views and began talking to internal affairs. Pulaski and Tenpenny were then joined by Jimmy Hernandez. Hernandez was then 'initiated' into their criminal activities by killing Pendelbury while being held at gun point by Tenpenny.
Life with Carl Johnson
Eddie Pulaski, alongside Tenpenny and Hernandez, are first seen arresting Carl Johnson in Ganton on his return to Los Santos from Liberty City for his mother's funeral. The three then drive Johnson around the city's poorer neighborhoods and hand him the gun that Hernandez had used to kill Pendelbury ten minutes previously, thus giving them leverage over Johnson. The three then throw him from their moving police car, leaving him in Jefferson, a part of the city controlled by Johnson's rivals the Ballas. The three, after throwing Johnson out of their car, return to the scene of Pendelbury's murder. Pulaski continues to work with Tenpenny and Hernandez, but becomes also becomes aware of Big Smoke and Ryders involvement in the death of Johnson's mother, committed by the Ballas who Smoke and Ryder had allied themselves while remaining high ranking members of the Grove Street Families.
Pulaski begins to go to Big Smoke's house in Idlewood and meets Johnson briefly but meets him again at Smoke's house where Tenpenny reminds Johnson that he knows 'everything' about him and that he has his eye on him. Smoke, however, brushes these off by saying that Tenpenny and Pulaski won't leave him alone due to his connections with the Grove Street Families and has Johnson help him kill Los Santos Vagos gangsters making a deal with the San Fierro Rifa. Johnson also meets Tenpenny, Pulaski and Hernandez at Ryders house in Grove Street where they tell them of a train loaded with weapons coming into the city, which Johnson and Ryder then attack, taking the weapons.
Tenpenny and Pulaski, after helping Big Smoke and Ryder, begin to put pressure on Johnson to work for him and first uses their leverage to have Johnson kill a Los Santos Vagos 'cop-killing' gangster, which Johnson does. Tenpenny and Pulaski then have Johnson disrupt a meeting between the Ballas and Russian Mafia, with Johnson killing everyone in the building. Johnson then begins to work with others but is later called by Cesar Vialpando, his sister's boyfriend and the Varrios Los Aztecas leader, with Johnson joining him in an alleyway in Verdant Bluffs. Vialpando and Johnson then witness Tenpenny, Pulaski, Smoke and Ryder unveil the green Sabre used in the killing of Johnson's mother. Johnson then remembers his brother, Sweet, who had gone to Mulholland Intersection for a shoot-out against the Ballas. Sweet is shot during the shooting and the Los Santos Police Department arrest him after they ambush the area.
Badlands and San Fierro
Sweet is taken 'upstate' by the police (as revealed by Mike Toreno) but Johnson, also present at the shooting, is taken by Tenpenny, Pulaski and Hernandez to Angel Pine in Whetstone. They have him kill and then photograph an old police officer being protected by the FBI in a cabin on Mount Chiliad, as he is about to turn states evidence against Tenpenny.
Johnson later moved to San Fierro after winning an run down garage in Doherty. Shortly after arriving he is contacted by Tenpenny who has him go to the Vank Hoff Hotel in Financial to take a DA's car, while working as a valet, to put some of Truth's old marijuana, from his farm. Johnson then phones We Tip to inform them of the DA, who is threatening to expose Tenpenny and Pulaski. The San Fierro Police Department then turn up and arrest the DA for possessing the marijuana. Tenpenny and Pulaski then turn up at Johnson's garage and have him follow a journalist on his journey to Los Santos where he meets his informant. Johnson then kills the two to again protect Tenpenny and Pulaski.
End of C.R.A.S.H.
Johnson continues to enjoy life in San Fierro before moving out into Tierra Robada and Bone County, and then settling into Las Venturas. He is contacted again by Tenpenny and Pulaski from a house in Prickle Pine. Tenpenny informs Johnson that despite their best efforts and the efforts of Johnson, the 'gig is nearly up'. Tenpenny tells Johnson that keeping his badge is not important and that they are the same, trying to get out of the hole, so when someone steps on him he steps on Johnson. He then tells Johnson to go to Aldea Malvada, a ghost town, to collect a dossier and kill the DEA and FBI agent, which Johnson does. He later meets the two at Las Brujas, another ghost town, where he hands the dossier to Pulaski while Hernandez holds him at gun point.
Tenpenny exits the police car and gets a shovel from the boot before hitting Hernandez over the head. Hernandez falls to the ground and is hit again by a furious Tenpenny as Hernandez had been giving information to internal affairs. Tenpenny, however, is likely to have known about this since Johnson was in San Fierro as he did not mention Hernandez when talking about the DA and journalist, only stating that he and Pulaski were the targets. Pulaski also told Tenpenny that Hernandez was 'taking too long' while on an errand, showing his suspicions. Tenpenny then hands the shovel to Johnson and, thinking that Hernandez was dead, leaves 'to get drunk and get laid'. Tenpenny leaves and Carl digs a grave, although he escapes his intended fate with help from Hernandez, who is shot and killed by Pulaski. Johnson then chases Pulaski and kills him after listening to Pulaski's insults regarding his mother's death and his sister's relations with Vialpando. Johnson, who had attempted to convince Pulaski that Tenpenny was only looking after himself, killed Pulaski by stamping on his head after Pulaski made his last request, to have sex with Johnson's sister Kendl. The deaths of Pulaski and Hernandez effectively end C.R.A.S.H.
The authorities later arrest Frank Tenpenny and charge him and Pulaski, who they believe is on the run after his body was left in the desert and not found, with racketeering, corruption, narcotics and sexual assault. The case, however, is dismissed by the DA's office due to a lack of evidence. The result of the trial sent the city's poorer neighbourhoods into chaos as riots ensued. Johnson also keeps the death of Pulaski secret as Kendl, durnig the mission Riot, is unaware of Pulaski's death.
Eddie Pulaski is a hot-headed man and is prone to outbursts of violence, as seen during The Introduction when he violently beats Ralph Pendelbury, almost killing him, although he and Tenpenny have Hernandez kill him instead. He is also extremely confident, often over confident, as seen during High Noon when, despite being chased by Johnson, he makes remarks regarding Beverly Johnson (stating that half of her face was falling off after her death) and Kendl Johnson and her boyfriend Cesar Vialpando.
- Jimmy Hernandez (killed for attempting to disband C.R.A.S.H. by giving information to Internal Affairs)
- He owns a white Buffalo, with the license plate reading "PULASKI".
- Although it could be a mistexture, Pulaski seems to have a tattoo on his right arm.
- It is unknown how his car appears at Las Brujas as he arrived with Tenpenny and Hernandez in the police car.
- Whenever they are traveling in the police car, Pulaski is always the driver, which coupled with Tenpenny's crash during End of the Line, suggests that Pulaski is the better driver of the two.
- In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City there are some audio files that suggest Pulaski was in Vice City Police Department before joining Los Santos Police Department and the C.R.A.S.H.
- The death of Chris Penn makes it very unlikely that this character will return in any future GTA-games that takes place before 1992.
- GTA San Andreas
- The Introduction
- First Mission
- Running Dog
- Wrong Side of the Tracks
- Burning Desire
- Gray Imports
- Green Sabre
- Snail Trail
- High Noon (Killed)