Jonas Vekkert is the one-time captain of the Walsh Watch. Though relatively young, the sandy-haired and good-natured Vekkert was promoted to the highest position in the Watch after a decade of steady and reliable work. During his brief stint as Captain he was popular with the Watch as well as the citizens of the city, but his tenure came to a swift end when he caved to pressure from Boss Gripe, the leader of The Crushers gang. Gripe kidnapped Vekkert’s wife and daughter and used their lives as leverage in an attempt to force Vekkert to rescue Fligg Errol from the hands of the Redhawk mercenary squad (The Party) holding him captive. The Captain, too fearful for his family to stand up to Gripe, used his position as Captain of the Watch to squash evidence incriminating Fligg in the murder of Challa Redroot and arrest Rezan Garrus and Ianto in connection with Fligg’s disappearance. He then tortured Rezan for information, relenting only when Rezan agreed to lead him to Fligg, who was being kept in a cell in the Redhawk headquarters at the time. Vekkert stormed into Redhawk and dragged The Party with him to turn Fligg over to Boss Gripe; making good on his promise, Gripe then reunited Vekkert with his family. Vekkert immediately resigned in disgrace and moved in with his wife’s family in New Garen.