Many remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who served as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, from 1993-2016. He has a new book arriving Tuesday titled “Sheriff Joe Arpaio: An American Legend,” which details his law-and-order mentality, his fight against illegal immigration and “his controversial pursuit of the truth behind President Obama’s birth certificate” — this according to publisher Defiance Press.
“Arpaio is a hero to many across the U.S. — a living, breathing, John Wayne cowboy lawman — a folk hero who says he has been unfairly smeared by his enemies including politicians and media outlets for his colorful but effective tough-on-crime tactics,” the publisher added in its advance notes for the book.
The book’s foreword was penned by conservative rock star Ted Nugent.
Mr. Arpaio, now 88, is also a U.S. Army vet and 25-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration who won considerable praise — and a pardon for a 2017 charge of contempt of court — from President Trump.
“Internationally known as America’s toughest sheriff, he chronicles his unique programs such as tent city jails, inmate’s pink underwear, chain gangs, arrests of illegals and his famous posse. Sheriff Joe’s lifelong commitment to the rule of law, despite his critics, is an inspiration and must-read for every American,” the publisher advised.
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