On Friday, December 26, Glen Craig, who served as the 33rd Sheriff of Sacramento County from 1986-1999, passed away, at age 81.
Glen Craig was known as a tireless and conscientious Sheriff that brought advancements and innovations to the Sheriff’s Department, including community service centers and a community oriented policing philosophy. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department also said that his leadership and integrity made a profound impact on its Department that can still be felt today.
According to the Department, prior to serving as Sheriff, he worked numerous positions in is 44 years of law enforcement, including as Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol, and the Director of the Division of Law Enforcement at the State Department of Justice – leading with distinction and honor.
In a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department news release, it was shared that since his retirement, he was active in the private sector, advising on law enforcement-related issues and was awarded the prestigious California Peace Officers Association Bud Hawkins award. In addition, Sheriff Craig was also devoted to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America, People Reaching Out, Walk America, and the March of Dimes.
Sheriff Scott Jones said, “Sheriff Craig left a lasting legacy of leadership and professionalism on the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department. He will be missed, but the impact he made on us will continue to shape us and drive us toward excellence each and every day.”
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