Sheriff Joe Arpaio joined the army at age 18. He went to Korea, and upon returning he went on to become a cop in DC. Moving on to Las Vegas, he arrested Elvis in Las Vegas for doing 100 mph on a motorcycle. Then he moved on to work for the DEA and traveled the fighting the flow of drugs. He moved up the ladder going on to work with G. Gordon Liddy, where they shut down the Mexican Border to force cooperation in the war on drugs. He was quite unpopular with the Mexican government. His wife started blueberry pie diplomacy, feeding the Mexican AG a steady stream of her baked goods. He eventually wound up in Arizona and retired after 31 years. Quickly tiring of his new leisure life style, at 60 years old he ran and won for Maricopa County Sheriff . Was elected 6 times. Chain gangs, tent cities and pink underwear became his hallmark. He blew the whistle on illegal immigration and took it on directly, arresting many thousands of illegal immigrants, making him a target of the administration. His phones were tapped and he became a target. Eventually, he was convicted of contempt of court, but was pardoned by President Trump. Now, he’s again retired, but he’s not slowing down, even at 88 years of age.
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