A Leader Standing in the Crucible of Life: A Conversation between Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas and Concordia University President Patrick Ferry.


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Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas is the 65th Sheriff of Milwaukee County, elected on November 6, 2018, with the goal of restoring honor, integrity and trust in the Sheriff's Office by treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Sheriff Lucas was born in Milwaukee's Hillside Terrace housing project and, upon the death of his mother, was raised by his grandmother. He attended Milwaukee Public Schools and has a bachelor's degree cum laude in criminology and law studies from Marquette University.

Sheriff Lucas chose a career in law enforcement at an early age after an encounter with a police officer, which showed him the awesome authority that officers hold. In a career spanning over 25 years, he served as the department's public information officer and as a district commander. He retired at the rank of captain. Sheriff Lucas still bears the scars of sustaining a shotgun blast to the right side of his face as a young officer.

Before becoming sheriff, he served for 17 years as Major League Baseball's Chief Liaison of Security & Investigations for the National Association of Professional Baseball League.

Sheriff Lucas and his wife reside in Milwaukee and attend St. Matthew C.M.E. Church, where he has been an active member for over 50 years.