- "I tell you, William — it's getting so the foxes are afraid of the hens."
- ―Edmund Munford[src]
Five years before the events of BioShock Infinite and the Vox Populi uprising, Munford worked in Surgical Suite of Fink MFG Research Laboratories. He complained to one of his colleagues, William, that many of the guards that were hired to keep an eye on the Handymen were too afraid for the job. He told William about their hiding place (the guardroom) and informed him about the code, in case he needed to get a hold on them.