Take a look back at Joe Arpaio’s 24 years as Maricopa County sheriff
PHOENIX — A big shake-up happened Tuesday night, and we’re not talking about the United States of America electing Republican Donald Trump as its next president.
For the first time since 1992, Joe Arpaio will not serve as the sheriff of Maricopa County. The longtime lawman lost to his challenger, former Phoenix Police Sgt. Paul Penzone.
“We want to congratulate Paul Penzone on his victory and look forward to working with him on a seamless transition,” he said in a statement. “My thanks and appreciation to the people of Maricopa County for the faith and trust they put in me over the years.
“I am also tremendously grateful for the hard work and dedication of every employee of my office. Their selfless and tireless dedication in protecting and serving the people is to be greatly admired.”
But Arpaio is walking away from a lot of memories — some good, some not so good — after serving the better part of three decades. We went back through his career and created the infographic below.
This basically includes some highlights and lowlights of his long career and is by no means all-encompassing.
It’s impossible to cover someone as storied and controversial as Arpaio in one image, but we feel it gives an accurate summation of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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