C. Ed Traylor retired from the Illinois State Police with the rank of captain after

29 years of service.  During that time, he served as patrolman, investigative

supervisor, bureau chief, and staff officer.  He subsequently served as police

chief of a small central Illinois town before returning to the ISP with an

assignment as investigator on the Federal Health Care Fraud Task Force.

    Traylor earned a B.A. in social justice from the University of Illinois

Springfield and graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, VA.

He lives with his wife, Pat, in rural Waggoner, Illinois.  The couple has

two daughters.