In this episode of the Conservative Business Journal Podcast, John Di Lemme interviews Sheriff Joe Arpaio, author of “An American Legend, The Fascinating And Untold True Life Story of America’s Most Beloved Crime Fighter.”
During this powerful podcast, Sheriff Joe shares…
→ His childhood of being born to Italian immigrant parents that came to America through Ellis Island. How his mother died for him and his entrepreneurial father raised him as a proud Italian.
→ He enlisted in the US Army at the age of 18 when the Korean War started. Following his discharge, he became a police officer in Washington, DC and afterwards Las Vegas, Nevada.
→ Why he was known for arresting Elvis Presley in Las Vegas
→ How his career really took off when he was appointed as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which later became part of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) where he served over 26 years.
→ For almost a decade, he covered many foreign countries when he headed the DEA combatting the drug trade and was headquartered out of Istanbul, Turkey and Mexico City he covered Turkey, the Middle East, Mexico, and Central and South America.
→ It doesn’t matter to him the race, religion, etc. of a criminal…a criminal is a criminal!
→ In 1992, he successfully campaigned to become the Sheriff of Maricopa County, which became the third largest sheriff’s office in the United States with over 3,400 employees.
→ During his tenure as Sheriff, he was elected to an unprecedented six four-year terms. He consistently earned extraordinarily high public approval ratings. In fact, his 24 years as Sheriff makes him the longest serving elected Sheriff in Maricopa County history.
→ He had up to 10,000 inmates in his jail system. In August 1993, he started the nation’s largest Tent City Jail for convicted inmates. Two thousand convicted men and women served their sentences in a canvas incarceration compound. It is a remarkable and controversial success story that has attracted the attention of worldwide media and has been visited by government officials, presidential candidates, and celebrities.
→ When soldiers began returning home from war, he issued an order placing veterans at the front of his recruitment list, which resulted in hiring of over 150 military men and women.
→ His animal cruelty unit, which he started, has arrested and jailed numerous violators of animal cruelty laws while simultaneously rescuing hundreds of animals from abuse and neglect. Female inmates are given an opportunity to care for the animals in jails, which aids in improving responsibility and nurturing skills.
→ How the Obama administration came after him despite lack of evidence and called him a convicted felon, which was absolutely untrue
→ Why President Donald J. Trump is his one and only hero plus why he truly loves and supports President Trump
Plus so much more!
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Get Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s new book, “An American Legend, The Fascinating And Untold True Life Story of America’s Most Beloved Crime Fighter”, here on Amazon…