At home, Sheriff Arpaio faces his own diet discipline [Maricopa County, AZ]
By Bonnie Law, The Arizona Republic March 21, 2001 Wednesday, Final Chaser Copyright 2001 Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. The Arizona Republic March 21, 2001 Wednesday, Final Chaser
(MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz.) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the man behind the pink underwear for inmates, Tent City and chain gangs, and the man reputed to be "America's Toughest Sheriff" admits he always wanted to be a police officer.
By age 21, after a three-year stint in the Army, he realized his goal. He worked as a police officer in Washington, D.C., and in Las Vegas -- "long enough to lock up Elvis Presley," Arpaio boasts. He says he stopped Presley in 1957 for driving 100 mph.