Col. Sam Trautman
Played by: Richard Crenna (1982-88)
Sheriff Will Teasle
- Berserk Button: He's always glad to drive drifters to the edge of town closest to their destination, but God help the drifter who dares come back.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones/Benevolent Boss: He genuinely cares for his deputy, heck, Galt's death is one of the main reasons why he chases after John.
- Hero Antagonist: He is performing his duty defending the well being of his town, after all, and still genuinely believes so as he goes about at the expense of Rambo.
- Subverted somewhat since he's also The Bully to a certain extent, as the reason Rambo goes on his rampage in the first place is because of how he and his deputies mistreated him for no good reason. Played straight only in that after Rambo goes nuts, he needs to be taken down.
- Jerkass: Even though he believes he's doing his duty, he does seem to enjoy throwing his weight around.
- Knight Templar: Feels he has his town's best interest at heart when he uses heavy-handed protocol against vagrants.
- Retired Badass: Teasle is the only cop that seems to give thought to tactics and is unimpressed with Rambo's military background. In his office a Silver Star, Purple Heart and ADSC are on display, revealing that Teasle was not only a soldier but a soldier awarded for extreme valor, presumably in the Korean War.note
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
Played by: Steven Berkoff
Played by: Marc de Jonge
Played by: Maung Maung Khin