- "Did I ask your opinion, Detective? Two men dead on US Army issue morphine. That makes it an Ad Vice case. Beat it!"
- ―Archie Colmyer, in response to Roy Earle.
Colmyer served in the LAPD, partnered with Roy Earle until eventually moving up to the Vice desk and became lieutenant of the department. As lieutenant, Colmyer handled the general affairs of Vice, and assigned detectives to investigations.
Events of L.A. NoireEdit
At Earle's request, Colmyer helped secure Detective Phelps' promotion to Vice and partnered him with Earle. Colmyer assigned Phelps and Earle very prominent cases such as the investigation of the stolen morphine distribution, the reefer distribution and Julia Randall's death. There are several indications of Colmyer's corruption, such as his arrangement with Victor Sanders and his involvement in the "Brenda" scandal. Colmyer was also part of the Suburban Redevelopment Fund, along with Earle and corrupt Police Commissioner William Worrell. All appeared on Leland Monroe's payroll, in exchange in supporting and covering Monroe's illegal activities.
- Lt. Colmyer's actor, Steve Rankin, also made a minor appearance in the 1997 movie 'L.A. Confidential', as Mickey Cohen's arresting officer.
- Colmyer's dialogue seems to indicate he dislikes Earle more than Phelps.