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