Craig Brewster Thompson, 43, of Irmo, S.C., died Friday, March 18, 2011. Born May 20, 1967, in Columbia, he was a son of Kent and Elaine Thompson. He was a graduate of Irmo High School and was a member of The Citadel’s Class of 1989. Craig was married in May 2001 to his loving wife, Laura. In 2006 they were blessed with twin daughters, Kristen and Ivy, who brought the couple much joy. Craig was employed with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department from 1989 to 1999. During his career in law enforcement Craig rose to the rank of detective. He was a member of the Sheriff’s K-9 unit, where he worked with his beloved German Shepherd, Falco. He was also a member of the S.W.A.T. team and a member of the Underwater Recovery Unit. He left law enforcement in 1999 to start his own business as a professional dog trainer. Of all his accomplishments, Craig’s greatest source of pride was being a father. Craig, an avid outdoorsman, had a tremendous passion and skill for working with dogs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, diving and stamp collecting. He was a member of the N.R.A., Duck’s Unlimited, Wild Turkey Federation, S.C. Law Enforcement Association and The Citadel Alumni Association. Craig is survived by his wife and daughters; his mother, Elaine Thompson Hrazdil and stepfather, Don Hrazdil, of Columbia; his brother, Carter Thompson, his wife, Kristen Cove-Thompson, and their children, Wade, Brooke and Emma, all of Charlotte; his father, Richard Kent Thompson of Greenville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Peggy Ledlie of Columbia; his brother and sister-in-law, Gregg and Cara Condra and their children, niece, Cameron, and nephew, Jack, all of Irmo; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Caroline Ledlie of Charleston; his sister by marriage, Lauren Meyer, her husband, Brad, niece, Madeline, and nephew, Addison of Austin, Texas; his dogs, Maggie and Catch.A visitation will be held 5-7 pm. Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, in Columbia. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2011, in the Sanctuary at Washington Street United Methodist Church in Columbia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 715 Betsy Drive #B6, Columbia, SC 29201or the memorial fund for his children, “Children of Craig Thompson,” c/o Wachovia Bank, 4408 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206 reference Account #1010315198654. Please sign the online guestbook at Tags: 1989

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