Lieutenant Ed Traxler (portrayed by Paul Winfield) is an honest, hard-working cop from the Central Division of the LAPD in The Terminator. He is in charge of investigating a series of 'phone book killings' taking place across town and takes Sarah Connor into protective custody after his officers arrest Kyle Reese. When the Terminator attacks West Highland Police Station, Traxler is gunned down along with 16 other officers.