EDINBURG – After three decades of committed public service at the District Attorney’s office, Gerald Cregg Thompson accepted a resolution recognizing his exceptional work towards residents, and victims of crime.
Born and raised in Richardson, Thompson received his Bachelor’s from Stephen F. Austin State University and his Juris Doctorate Law degree from the University of Houston where he graduated in the top 25 percent of his class.
Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. thanked Thompson and wished him well on his retirement.
“Besides seeking justice, the man I’ve known for 19 years is a man of integrity, respect and professionalism,” said Rodriguez. “Thank you for your commitment to the county and its residents.”
His career with the county’s DA’s office began in 1990 in misdemeanor court and he was soon promoted to felony courts. He has worked on many high profile cases while demonstrating the utmost professionalism, Rodriguez said.
Thompson devoted his career to upholding the law, representing the people of the state of Texas, ensuring that justice was served to those named in all cases he prosecuted or assisted in.
“It’s been a privilege and honor working for the county,” said Thompson. “I’ve enjoyed my service.”