|Season||1, 2, 3, 5|
|Ability||Wuornos Family Trouble|
|First Appearance||Welcome to Haven|
|Last Appearance||Just Passing Through (1983)|
|Relationships||Nathan Wuornos (adoptive son)|
Lucy Ripley (friend)
Audrey Parker (friend)
Eleanor Carr (friend, colleague)†
Gloria Verrano (former colleague)
Dave Teagues† (friend)
Vince Teagues (friend)
|Appeared In||11 Episodes|
Jordan Poole (young; 1955)
Landy Cannon (young; 1983)
He also held together all of Haven, Maine (which he told Nathan was "standing on the edge") by psychically repairing cracks that regularly appeared throughout the town.
Wuornos existed in 1947. In 1955, he was given a badge by a man who he didn't realize would be his adopted son Nathan, and expressed his desire to join the police force as shown in the episode "Sarah". He served in the Vietnam War before returning to Haven and joining the Police Department in 1983. As a rookie beat cop, he faced a chameleon that had killed six people including his own partner. Wuornos ended up shooting and killing the shapeshifter.
He worked with Lucy Ripley when he is a police detective in Haven to help the Troubled, even at one point dating her. Things broke off when Lucy discovered she had a son. They still remained close after their breakup. In Just Passing Through, he encountered a man claiming to be an FBI agent called Nathan Butterworth. Garland knows something is up when Nathan appears to have knowledge that only a havenite would have. Garland eventually figures out that Nathan is not an FBI agent and confronts Nathan, who revealed that he is his son from the future. They worked together to look for Barbara Colton, who Nathan was looking for to save a future Haven. Garland revealed to Nathan that he overheard Agent Howard saying that if Lucy kills the person she loves the most, the troubles will end. Nathan corrected Garland informing him it would kill all troubles instead. Garland goes after Barbara and eventually gets the ring back and holds onto it.
After Max was arrested for the death of a family, Wuornos would look after Max's abused wife and son, until the wife died, and he went on to adopt Nathan. This remains a secret to Nathan for most of his life, while Vince and Dave are revealed to have known from the beginning.
In June of 2010, he grudgingly allowed FBI Agent Audrey Parker access to the investigation into the death of Jonas Lester, despite claiming that Lester's greatest contribution to the town of Haven was dying. After the successful conclusion of the Lester case, Wuornos agreed to let Agent Parker look into the evidence container pertaining to the Colorado Kid murder, and the two discovered that the container (still closed with its original seal) was, in fact, empty.
Wuornos subsequently offered Agent Parker a job with the Haven Police Department, citing her willingness to "see things the way they are" as a valuable asset to his department. He is a member of the Haven Hunt Club, and led a hunt through the woods surrounding Haven when two members of the Club were attacked and killed by what appeared to be wild animals. During the first weekend in September of 2010, he was among the guests who attended a surprise birthday party for Parker on Carpenter's Knot, and explained the nature of chameleons when one attacked a party guest. He later helped Nathan track Duke Crocker's boat, the Cape Rouge, when it was taken hostage with Audrey on-board.
On 9 October 2010, he encountered the newly-paroled Max Hansen, and in his anger failed to hold up the Walton Lighthouse, which collapsed. Fearing that Nathan would soon discover his connection with Hansen, Garland admitted the truth about Nathan's past on his own, creating what he believed to be an irreparable rift between the two. In his anger over the argument, he failed to prevent a fissure from cracking a street as Hansen tried to escape, resulting in the parolee's death. Realizing his grip on the town faltering, Garland ventured out to Edgewater Beach, where he was later discovered by Audrey and Nathan. He struggled briefly as fresh cracks opened on the beach, and ultimately managed to heal the fissures by absorbing them into himself, turning to stone and shattering as a result.
His remains are seen moving slightly after being collected and stored in a cooler.
The cooler containing Garland's remains was eventually buried by Nathan with help from Duke Crocker, while his disappearance was explained in the Haven Herald as a result of him becoming lost at sea. Later in the week, a memorial service was held in his honor at the Grey Gull.
He later appears as a ghost in "Sins of the Fathers".
Vince Teagues later had Garland's remains exhumed and said that they "need Garland back."
In "Sarah", Garland is shown to be alive in an alternative reality but not the police chief anymore. He helps Audrey find a way to rescue Nathan and Duke from being trapped in 1955.
- "Welcome to Haven"
- "As You Were"
- "The Hand You're Dealt"
- "The Trial of Audrey Parker"
- "Sins of the Fathers" (ghost)
- "Sarah" (young and alternate future)