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7/1/08

Someone is doing what more people should be doing to keep America on the right track


You probably know him as “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” a name given to him years ago by the media. Joseph M. Arpaio


I received another e mail (have gotten some in the past... you know the dreaded FW:) and decided to do some research. Sounds like this is my type of law enforcement. I may call him up and ask him to run for Valley County Sheriff. We'd be minus a few construction workers, cooks, and grocery cashiers but Ned's job would certainly be easier!

You probably know him as “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” a name given to him years ago by the media. It’s a name he certainly has earned as head of the nation’s third largest Sheriff’s Office which employs over 3000 people. But even before he became Sheriff in 1993, Joe Arpaio was one tough lawman. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953, and as a Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, NV, police officer for almost five years, Arpaio went on to build a federal law enforcement career and a reputation for fighting crime and drug trafficking around the world.

He began his career as a federal narcotics agent, establishing a stellar record in infiltrating drug organizations from Turkey to the Middle East to Mexico, Central, and South America to cities around the U.S. His expertise and success led him to top management positions around the world with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He concluded his remarkable 32-year federal career as head of the DEA for Arizona.

In 1992 Arpaio successfully campaigned to become the Sheriff of Maricopa County. Since then he has been reelected to an unprecedented four 4-year terms. During his tenure as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arpaio has consistently earned extraordinarily high public approval ratings.

With over four decades experience in law enforcement, Arpaio knows what the public wants, “The public is my boss,” he says, “so I serve the public.” He has served them well by establishing several unique programs

1 comment:

Camilla said...

Is this the guy who has the "tent" prison? If it is--he's awesome!! We'd have a lot less second-time offenders here if prison was that unpleasant.