July 29, 2014

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Craig family legacy in law enforcement

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer Mickey Craig, from left, and his son Pendleton County Sheriff Deputy Hunter Craig pose for a photograph. Mickey Craig will be retiring from his job the end of July.

By Karen Hyden, Reporter

Pendleton County Deputy Sheriff Hunter Craig has followed in his father's footsteps in making a career of law enforcement. His father, Pendleton County Fish and Wildlife Officer Mickey Craig, has spent the past 34 years with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and is due to retire July 31. Thirty-one of those years he has been working in Pendleton County.

Prior to working for the sheriff's office, Hunter was employed with the Campbell County Detention Center for two years. Shortly after beginning there, he began to consider a job in law enforcement and spoke to his father about the possibility. "When I told Dad I wanted to work in law enforcement, he told me to go to every police department and see what opened up. That was within the first six weeks of my working there and it took me two years to get a job."