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Arizona sheriff coming to area

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio is coming to Indiana in support of the 8th District Republican Committee fundraiser.

The family-style event will take place at noon, Saturday, at the Sullivan County 4-H Building on the east side of Sullivan.

Arpaio served in the Army from 1950-54, and during part of that time, was stationed in France as a military policeman.

He then served six months as a police officer in Las Vegas, before becoming a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which later became the Drug Enforcement Administration.

During his 25-year career with the DEA, he was stationed in both Turkey and Mexico, eventually rising to head of the DEA's Arizona branch.

Elected Sheriff of Maricopa County in 1992, he has been re-elected every four years since, winning in 2008 with more than 55 percent of the vote in a three-way race.

His cost-cutting measures, tent city, volunteer chain gangs and pink underwear for inmates have gained favor with voters and garnered national attention.

Tickets are $25 for one person or $40 per couple. For those 12-under, the price is $12.

Funds raised will be used to support candidates for the Indiana House and Senate within the 8th District.

Tickets are available from Sharon Koehler at 812-236-1090, or Paul Sinders at 812-939-2049.

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Since leaving Brazil to AZ I have to say the one thing I really like out here is Sheriff Joe Arpaio He really is tough on crime, and is on our side fighting illegal immigration into our country. I hope a lot of Brazil folks get out and meet this man. He's a really good guy!

-- Posted by The Crabb in AZ on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 1:49 AM

We Arizona folk like what Joe Arpaio says, the problem is that he is a crook and a liar. He uses his office to go after political enemies and currently is most famous here for refusing to cooperate with Justice-Department requests for documents, which is why those documents are now being subpoenaed. We, of course, have an election coming up in November, but Arpaio's not up for re-election until 2012. He is SUCH a politician, though, that he just couldn't let an election season go by without seeing his egomaniac face all over the place. So he is currently running ads for the 2012 election. You folks do realize who gave him the moniker, "America's Toughest Sheriff," right? HE DID. More and more of us Arizonans are coming to realize that he is actually America's most perversely funny Sheriff. He is enough of a blow-hard that I'm sure he will raise a bunch of dough for you. The only problem will be with trying to get rid of the stench when he leaves. Say, you might want to name that fund-raiser "Stink Up Indiana" in his honor.

-- Posted by AZcuzOfDave on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 1:20 PM

Cuz must be a Democrat. We need a little Illegal patroling here in brazil also.

-- Posted by (B_b) is an idiot !! on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 4:06 PM

I think every town should have tent city. No air, low heat, basic tv via antenna, a donated library, weight loss or maintance through a diet of 1500 caleries only, chain gang clean up of the community.

-- Posted by righton on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 6:23 PM

Actually, CSI, I am NOT a Democrat. I am, in fact a supporter of AZ 1070. What I do NOT support is elected officials taking the tax money that was supposed to be used to run their departments and using it for Caribbean vacations, self-promotion, and self-defense in court. Most of Arpaio's arrests never come to anything because he is so incompetent that he willy-nilly violates suspects' rights. He is a politician, not a serious law-enforcement officer.

As for the comments by RIGHTON, I agree. Heck, three-quarters of those conditions describe my growing up in 1950s Arizona suburbia. Half of them still apply to my lifestyle here in 2010 Arizona suburbia. I do not consider these to be hardships on prisoners. Uncomfortable, maybe. Hardship, no. Newsflash: Anyone who is comfortable in Phoenix in the summertime is using WAY more than their share of electricity. :-)

-- Posted by AZcuzOfDave on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 8:59 PM

I respectfully disagree with the two "Arizonians" Righton, Crabby or whatever...I just moved to In.from Maricopa Co., Arizona, after living there for years. The majority of voters in Arizona LOVE Sheriff Joe, and he is very competent..I could not believe the misstatement that most of his arrests come to nothing. He was the Grand Marshall at the Veteran's Day parade in Anthem, and people were yelling out to him to "run for Governor, or Run for President. He always says he loves his job and keeps getting re-elected. The Feds have been investigating him since Napolitano went to Washington and have found NOTHING. He continues to enforce Federal laws on the books re: illegal immigrants, and is a real man, veteran, patriot, and those who hate him are the type who hate Sarah Palin...or those who have had "criminal run-ins" either themselves or their kids. He isn't a politician at all and is a real lover of animals. Anyone who says different has their own agenda, not Law Enforcement that majority of people in Arizona want.

-- Posted by BonnieU2 on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 1:48 PM

You might not be so harsh when the problems of Laredo Texas come to our doorstep, it is now the murder capital of the world. The mexican drug cartel operate there and what do people expect, its going to be everywhere. The men already father children and use a name other than their own so they can never be tracked down for support of these children, several in that situation live here in Brazil. I have nothing against legitimately entering our country, but all these who don't its creating insurmountable problems and it continues daily.

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 2:16 PM

Tickets are available from Sharon Koehler at 812-236-1090, or Paul Sinders at 812-939-2049.

Are tickets not available at the door?

-- Posted by Ex-Pat on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 3:38 PM

Bonnie, i hope you realise I am a supporter of Joe, so you didnt disagree with me. And even though I live in AZ I'll never be an Arizonan, always will be a Hoosier! Congrats on the move out of here.

-- Posted by The Crabb in AZ on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 6:01 PM

I saw him last Saturday in Sullivan. I loved him before for what he stands for and the way he goes about things with common sense. I really love him now. He stands up for what's right and has the same phylosophy as much of America does. Why should prisoners live better than we do? I just wish more Sheriff's would have the guts to walk that thin line and follow his lead. Wouldn't hurt my feelings any and if I was stupid enough to break the law and go to jail, well, I get what I get! He can't be all bad if he keeps getting re-elected....the last time with 55% of the vote and he had 2 other opponents!


-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Aug 25, 2010, at 4:06 PM

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