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Upon Reflection
Desk Patrol
Crime Scene Alleyway near 6th and Industrial
Clues 4
Persons of Interest 3
Questions none
Locations Alleyway Crime Scene
Central Guns
Schroeder's Apartment
Date December 29, 1946
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- Armed and Dangerous
"In the Marine Corps, you deal with a chain of command. Mistakes get made, but you deal with them. You know what you're fighting for and that you're on the same team. But dealing with corruption is like chasing shadows. You never know if the guy you're talking to is on the pad, or whether it's your partner, or maybe even the watch commander. So who do you trust Cole? I made up my mind a long time ago."
―Opening Case Narration

Upon Reflection is a Patrol case in L.A. Noire. This is the first case Cole Phelps takes on the Patrol Desk, as well as the first case in L.A. Noire.


Floyd Rose

Detective Floyd Rose briefing Phelps and Dunn

While on patrol through the streets of Los Angeles, Officers Cole Phelps and his partner, Ralph Dunn, receive a call from KGPL, for their car, Unit 14 Adam, which Dunn answers immediately. The dispatcher informs them of a shooting at 6th and Industrial Street, with Unit 16 William requesting uniform assistance for an evidence search. Dunn responds, letting the dispatcher know they are en route, and Cole begins driving towards the location. Dunn states that they don't request uniformed officers for an evidence search unless there's a catch. 

Persons of InterestEdit

  • Scooter Peyton - The murder victim and a delivery boy. He was shot twice.
  • Errol Schroeder - The murder suspect, who had Scooter under his employment.
  • Floyd Rose - A Homicide detective and possibly a corrupt cop, as his name is found on payroll of Schroeder's bribes, found in the notebook.


  • Investigate Crime Scene
  • Investigate Gun Store
  • Investigate Schroeder's Apartment
  • Subdue Errol Schroeder
  • Search Schroeder's Apartment

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Crime sceneEdit

As they arrive, a body is being placed in a coroner's vehicle and drives off. A man approaches, introducing himself as Detective Floyd Rose (Homicide) and the man with him is Detective Rusty Galloway. Rose asks if they're his backup. Cole responds, introducing himself and Dunn from the Wilshire Police Station, then Floyd briefs them on the situation. The victim was a black male named Scooter Peyton, who was shot down the alleyway and is on the way to Central Morgue. A witness claims a tall white guy shot the victim twice in the head, then tossed his weapon before fleeing the scene. Floyd leaves finding the gun up to Phelps and Dunn, feeling the victim is a lowlife and ultimately, without admitting it, pawns off the dirty work for the patrolmen. Both detectives leave and Phelps is left to investigate with Dunn.

As you search the alley, you will first find one the game's many newspapers lying on a row of crates to the right. At the end of the alley, you discover your first clue - a bloodstain on a door. All clues and other important information is recorded in your notebook. Walk a few feet to the left of the bloodstain, and you'll find the second clue - an open window showing the reflection of a gun on the rooftop of the adjacent building. Walk around the corner of the building to find a drainpipe that you can climb to the roof. Once on the roof, you will find a Smith & Wesson revolver.

Image Found Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective Notes
Bloodstain Door at the end of the alleyway ClueBloodstain Blood splatter stains in recessed doorway, on alleyway floor.
Smith Wesson revolver Roof of building adjacent to bloodstain ClueSmith & Wesson revolver Smith & Wesson Model 27, nickel plated with pearl grips, serial number S71893.

After climbing back down the drainpipe, Dunn wants to turn the gun in to the station, but Cole would rather try to get the name of the gun's owner. He asks Dunn if there is a nearby gun store. Dunn informs him that there is one a couple blocks away. Return to the patrol car and set the gun store as your destination.

Central GunsEdit

Upon arriving at Central Guns, the storekeeper states that the gun is a Smith & Wesson Model 27, .357 Magnum with nickel plating and pearl grips. He also explains the he knows the details of the gun, because he sold it and that they're only available through special order. The storekeeper then shows his order book to the officers. Locate the gun in the order book with serial number S71893 to discover that it was sold to Errol Schroeder, who lives at 203 South Gless Street.

Image Found Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective Notes
Gun store ledger As part of a conversation at Central Guns

ClueGun store ledger, POIErrol Schroeder, ObjectiveInvestigate Schroeder's Apartment

Smith & Wesson special order and registration book.

If you have not yet unlocked the Buick Eight Convertible, one can be found parked to the right of the gun shop.

Return to the car and drive to Schroeder's apartment.

Schroeder's apartmentEdit


Outside Schroeder's apartment

Upon arriving at the complex, Phelps checks the interior to find out Schroeder's apartment number and makes his way up the stairs. The two knock on the door and Schroeder answers, with a cocky attitude. They ask if he owns a Smith & Wesson Model 27 with nickel plating and pearl grips, to which Schroeder agrees. Phelps then informs him of Scooter's murder, to which Schroeder gruffly responds with a dull sense of surprise. He heads to his drawer to verify that his gun is there, but finds it missing, prompting Phelps to make an arrest. Schroeder then punches Officer Dunn to the floor and brawls with Phelps, ultimately leading to his own defeat as he is cuffed on the floor.

After dealing with Schroeder, investigate the apartment. There are several useless items, but in the dresser you will find a green notebook. Opening the notebook reveals a list of names, one of which is that of Detective Floyd Rose, whom they had just met earlier at the crime scene. Dunn tells him that they can turn in Schroeder and possibly earn a commendation or pursue whatever's in that book and risk their careers. Dunn then tells Phelps to call it in and leave the book where he found it. Phelps agrees, placing the notebook on top of the dresser.

It is unknown what happened to Schroeder or whether he's actually guilty of murder. However, he is taken into custody moments after the case ends.

Image Found Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective Notes
Schroeders notebook In dresser at Schroeder's apartment ClueSchroeder's notebook Notebook containing list of recorded names and corresponding numbers.

Video walkthroughEdit

LA Noire - Intro & Mission 1 - Upon Reflection13:23

LA Noire - Intro & Mission 1 - Upon Reflection

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