|Appearances||GTA San Andreas|
|Full Name||Jimmy Hernandez|
|Date of Death||1992 (in High Noon)|
Los Santos Police Department|
|Voiced by||Armando Riesco|
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Jimmy Hernandez is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as supporting character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (set in 1992). He is a member of the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums, alongside Frank Tenpenny and Eddie Pulaski. He is voiced by Armando Riesco, who also voiced Pierre La Ponce in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and has appeared in films such as Pieces of April.
Jimmy Hernandez was born in an unknown location, and, at some point prior to 1992, joined the Los Santos Police Department in 1989. His biggest case, prior to joining C.R.A.S.H., was a domestic violence case where a man was beating up his wife, a drug addict who nearly allowed their child to starve. Hernandez was then transferred to C.R.A.S.H. as an undercover officer to investigate fellow officers Frank Tenpenny, the leader of C.R.A.S.H., and Eddie Pulaski, corrupt officers who had been taking the law into their own hands and encouraging gang violence in Los Santos' poorer neighbourhoods, after they received information from C.R.A.S.H. officer Ralph Pendelbury about their activities. Hernandez, however, tells Tenpenny and Pulaski that he realised that the only crime in Los Santos was gang crime and joined C.R.A.S.H.. Hernandez, however, almost loses his chance to work in C.R.A.S.H. when talking to Tenpenny and Pulaski about his past three years of service. Tenpenny then orders him to get out of their car in East Los Santos. Hernandez, however, is later accepted back and the corrupt Tenpenny and Pulaski quickly initiate him into their criminal activities after Hernandez told them he was prepared to do whatever it took to reduce the crime in the city. The three then drive to meet Pendelbury, who is badly beaten by Pulaski before being killed by a reluctant Hernandez, who was being held at gunpoint by Tenpenny.
Life with Carl Johnson
Jimmy Hernandez, alongside Tenpenny and Pulaski, are first seen arresting Carl Johnson in Ganton on his return to Los Santos from Liberty City for his mothers funeral. The three then drive Johnson around the city's poorer neighbourhoods 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. Hernandez continues to work with Tenpenny and Pulaski, and later phones Johnson to remind him not to leave the city and that C.R.A.S.H. are watching him.
Tenpenny and Pulaski later arrive at Big Smoke's house in Idlewood on two separate occasions, but without Hernandez as they had become aware of Smoke and Ryder's involvement in the death of Beverly Johnson and the links to the Ballas, Los Santos Vagos and San Fierro Rifa, despite being high ranking members of the Grove Street Families. Hernandez, however, continues to follow them to Ryder's house in Grove Street, where Tenpenny tells Ryder and Johnson about an incoming train coming to the city loaded with weapons, which is later attacked by Ryder and Johnson.
Hernandez meets Johnson while with Tenpenny and Pulaski again when Tenpenny orders Johnson to kill a 'cop killing' Los Santos Vagos gangster and of a deal between the Ballas and Russian Mafia, which Johnson later interupts. Johnson is later involved in a gang shoot-out between the Ballas and Grove Street Families in Mulholland Intersection, after witnessing Tenpenny, Pulaski, Smoke and Ryder with the green Sabre used in his mothers murder. Johnson and his brother Sweet, who was shot during the shoot-out, were both arrested by the Los Santos Police Department when they ambush the area.
Badlands, San Fierro and Las Venturas
Sweet is taken 'upstate' by the police (as revealed by Mike Toreno) but Johnson, also present at the shoot-out, is taken by Tenpenny, Pulaski and Hernandez to Angel Pine in Whetstone. Tenpenny and Pulaski tell Johnson of an ex-police officer being protected by the FBI as he is going to give states evidence against the two, although Hernandez is not mentioned. Hernandez, during this conversation, is urinating up a tree, suggesting that Tenpenny and Pulaski did not trust him. Johnson, despite being left with no weapons, manages to kill the ex-police officer hiding on Mount Chiliad and photograph his corpse.
Tenpenny and Pulaski later appear at Johnson's garage in Doherty, San Fierro, telling him to follow and kill a journalist and reporter looking into their activities. Hernandez, again, did not travel with them and was not mentioned as being investigated. Tenpenny, Pulaski and Hernandez continue their work in Los Santos as police officers and attempt to cover up their criminal activities. Tenpenny and Pulaski later meet Johnson at a house in Prickle Pine, Las Venturas where Tenpenny tells him that the 'gig is nearly up'. They have Johnson retrieve a dossier and kill a DEA and an FBI agent during their meeting in Aldea Malvada, a ghost town, which he does. Pulaski, during this meeting, tells Tenpenny that Hernandez has 'been gone too long', fearing that he is giving evidence against the two to internal affairs.
Death and legacy
Hernandez later travels with Tenpenny and Pulaski to the ghost town Las Brujas to meet Johnson, to collect the dossier he had taken from the DEA and FBI agent. Hernandez holds Johnson at gun point as Pulaski collects the dossier but is then hit over the head with a shovel by Tenpenny for giving evidence against the two to internal affairs, confirming their earlier fears. Hernandez lays on the ground injured and, after Tenpenny had left and Pulaski was distracted, attempted to save Johnson's life by rushing Pulaski, who was holding Johnson at gun point. Pulaski, however, quickly turns around and shoots Hernandez, who dies.
Hernandez' actions, however, allow Johnson to escape and kill Pulaski. The evidence Hernandez gave to internal affairs is later used to arrest Tenpenny. The DA put both Tenpenny and Pulaski, who was tried in absentia, on trial for racketeering, corruption, narcotics and sexual assault. The case, however, is dismissed due to a lack of evidence. A television reporter, during the trial, reveals that the authorities believe that Hernandez was killed for giving information to internal affairs. Johnson, however, is involved in a long pursuit of Tenpenny, which resulted in his death after driving a fire truck over a bridge into Grove Street.
- Ralph Pendelbury (killed on Frank Tenpenny's orders whilst being threatened with execution by Tenpenny)
- Jimmy Hernandez was revealed as being Mexican when Eddie Pulaski apologises to Hernandez after calling a Taxi driver a 'stupid Mexican' during the opening cutscene of GTA San Andreas.
- Jimmy Hernandez only speaks during a phone call to Carl Johnson telling him not to leave the city after almost blowing his undercover role in C.R.A.S.H. due to his initially talkative approach to dealing with Frank Tenpenny and Pulaski.
- GTA San Andreas
- The Introduction
- First Mission
- Burning Desire
- Gray Imports
- The Green Sabre
- High Noon (Killed)