Former Maricopa County Sheriff remains  a hero to many

President Donald Trump, fresh off a visit to Arizona on Tuesday evening, has announced that he has pardoned longtime Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  The former sheriff who was reelected to six four-year terms was found guilty of a misdemeanor criminal contempt conviction in federal court. The charges, which many viewed as the culmination of a witch hunt, stemmed from his office’s enforcement of the law relating to illegal immigration.

Sheriff Arpaio had been denied the jury trial he and his lawyers requested and the verdict was handed down by Federal District Judge Susan Bolton who served as judge and jury in the case.

A statement issued by the White House Friday night said, “Today, President Donald J. Trump granted a Presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona.”

President Trump hinted that the  pardon was forthcoming at the Phoenix rally Tuesday night.

The President previously referred to Arpaio as a “a great American patriot” who has done “a lot in the fight against illegal immigration.”

At the Phoenix event the president asked the massive crowd of supporters: “Do the people in this room like Sheriff Joe?” His question was greeted by cheers and applause from the thousands of people who filled the Phoenix Convention Center to capacity. “You know what, I’ll make a prediction: I think he’s going to be just fine,” Trump said. “But I won’t do it tonight, because I don’t want to cause any controversy.”

The statement issued by the White House enumerated Sheriff Arpaio’s lifelong commitment to the law:

“Arpaio’s life and career, which began at the age of 18 when he enlisted in the military after the outbreak of the Korean War, exemplify selfless public service. After serving in the Army, Arpaio became a police officer in Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas, NV and later served as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), formerly the Bureau of Narcotics. After 25 years of admirable service, Arpaio went on to lead the DEA’s branch in Arizona.

“In 1992, the problems facing his community pulled Arpaio out of retirement to return to law enforcement. He ran and won a campaign to become Sheriff of Maricopa County. Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now eighty-five years old, and after more than fifty years of admirable service to our Nation, he is worthy candidate for a Presidential pardon.”

We couldn’t agree more!


  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    Best news I’ve heard in a while! May God continue to bless Sheriff Joe and his lovely wife Ava.

  2. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    The liberals at the open border Arizona Republic newspaper must be sputtering out of control. Editorial writer Elvia Diaz recently used her perch to curse Joe Arpaio, wishing for him to go to hell. Who could have imagined this when there were still journalists rather than hacks with an agenda? Today this BS passes for journalism and actually makes it into print.

    The creeps who set policy and write the editorials, columns and opinion passing itself off as news, have now been denied the giant mug shot they were hoping to plaster across the front page.

    Thank you, President Trump!

  3. Kathy says:

    Thank you President Trump. God bless you Sheriff Joe.

    • Doc says:

      COPY THAT Kathy, (with 1 attachment)

      I’ll betcha’ mcTraitor & his succubus mcFlake are currently on th’ floor throwin’ a 4 year old spaz-fit…

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    God bless our patriotic President, Sheriff Joe and Miss Ava.
    We could use a few million more of them.

    • DB Cooper says:

      My sentiments exactly! And quite a few less of the Joe Arpaio haters who have found a welcoming home at the Hillary Clinton endorsing Arizona Repukelick. The Arpaio’s son-in-law is Phil Boas who oversees the editorial page content. He should be ashamed of himself, but some people will do anything for a buck.. They’re known as whores.

  5. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Off topic but just a bit: Besides, it’s more good news. Hannity is a solid and respected conservative.
    Sean Hannity backs Kelli Ward in primary against Flake

  6. VINOAZ says:

    Joe is a true American hero. Will be watching for his press conference next week. Every American should be concerned by the abuse from Obama, Holder, the injustice department and leftist judges. BTW a friend who attended Trump rally saw Kelli Ward there.

  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Both McCain and Flake blast Trump on Arpaio pardon

    These two live to make Trump’s life miserable.

    • Kathy says:

      McCain and Flake said nothing when Sheriff Joe’s right to a jury were violated – why???

      McCain and Flake should know a lot about the non-enforcement of law because of their support of lawlessness re: illegals and Obama.

      Afterall Flake has bragged about hiring illegals (slaves) (low-skilled labor) to work his family fields.