THOMPSON S. CROCKETT

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CROCKETT THOMPSON S. CROCKETT (Age 80) On February 4, 2013, of Manassas, VA-originally from Columbus Ohio. Beloved husband of Laura Ellen (Gundelfinger) Crockett, originally from Wellston, OH. Devoted father of Thompson S. Crockett and wife Kelly Leigh Crockett of Newport News, VA; Timothy D. Crockett and wife Karen Godfresen of Berkeley, CA; and Lori Crockett of Fairfax, VA. Loving grandfather of Sierra Hoffman, Tessa Crockett, Holly Blowe, Kasey Blowe, and Dylan Blowe. Also survived by brother David Crockett. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 18, at 10 a.m. at The Fairmont, 9852 Fairmont Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tom's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at www.alzfdn.org/ContributetoAFA/makedonation.html Born September 20, 1932 to Thompson Sawyer Crockett and Dawna (Woodruff) Crockett, he joined the U.S. Army in July 1950, served in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged as Master Sergeant in September 1960. His military service in Korea, the U.S. and Germany in the field of criminal investigation kindled a lifelong passion for effective and innovative law enforcement and police administration. He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in criminal justice in 1963 and moved to St. Petersburg, FL, where he served as Chair of the Department of Police Administration at St. Petersburg Junior College and Director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. In 1967, he moved his family to Fairfax, VA, where he held positions at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Research International, and the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was Director of the Emergency Programs Center. In 1980, he founded MPM Consultants, offering municipal police management consulting services until retiring in 2007. His pioneering work helping police departments develop the tools and tactics to deal with emerging issues like civil unrest, domestic and international terrorism, bomb threat response, and VIP protection as well as bringing statistical analysis to the science of police administration has had a lasting impact. Born September 20, 1932 to Thompson Sawyer Crockett and Dawna (Woodruff) Crockett, he joined the U.S. Army in July 1950, served in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged as Master Sergeant in September 1960. His military service in Korea, the U.S. and Germany in the field of criminal investigation kindled a lifelong passion for effective and innovative law enforcement and police administration. He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in criminal justice in 1963 and moved to St. Petersburg, FL, where he served as Chair of the Department of Police Administration at St. Petersburg Junior College and Director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. In 1967, he moved his family to Fairfax, VA, where he held positions at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Research International, and the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was Director of the Emergency Programs Center. In 1980, he founded MPM Consultants, offering municipal police management consulting services until retiring in 2007. His pioneering work helping police departments develop the tools and tactics to deal with emerging issues like civil unrest, domestic and international terrorism, bomb threat response, and VIP protection as well as bringing statistical analysis to the science of police administration has had a lasting impact.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 10, 2013
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