Thursday's intriguing people
December 2nd, 2010
11:26 AM ET

Thursday's intriguing people

Ed Motley

The retired Federal Bureau of Prisons Warden and former deputy commissioner for the Indiana Department of Corrections is the first African-American Republican to be elected a county sheriff in Illinois, the land of Lincoln.

"Someone, I think probably a week before the election said, 'You know you're going to be the first African-American Sheriff in Illinois,'" Ed Motley told local media.

"After five years of living here, this is something I want to do.  Give back all my experience, all my training to the people of Edgar County,"