Tobias "Toby" Whelan
Series lifespan "Under the Dome (Novel)"-"Survivors"

Gender Male
Occupation Officer
Status Dead
Cause of Death Asphyxiation

Toby Whelan was a minor character in the novel. He played an essential role during the food riots, but his role was later token over by Rose Twitchell.

Before the DomeEdit

Toby Whelan lived in Chester's Mill and was a police officer.

Under the DomeEdit

He got trapped under the Dome. He was present during the riots at Food City and the aftermath of the town hall pandemonium.


Toby died from asphyxiation due to the aftermath of the fire caused by Phil Bushey and Andy Sanders.


Toby Whelan has no known relationships.


  • Together with the officers Marty Arsenault and George Frederick, he was marked as an officer who never had any form of power in the police department.
  • Toby is the only official police officer who survived the fire, but died from asphyxiation due to lack of air. He was also, together with officer Henry Morrison, the only official police officer present during the firestorm.
  • Out of all police officers in the novel, Toby appears the least out of all. Also, he's mentioned the least out of any police officer in the novel. 
    • He's not the least appearing and least mentioned police officer with the new team that was set up after the Dome came down, which is Todd Wendlestat.

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