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Let's keep Sheahan in office

The Kingman Mohave Lodge No. 16, as well as the Arizona State Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police, are proud to announce their full support of Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan, a member in good standing, in his 2008 re-election campaign.

Sheahan has 36 years of law enforcement, beginning his career with the DuPage County (Illinois) Sheriff's Office in 1971 where he spent more than eight years as a deputy and detective. In 1981, Sheahan, his wife Jo and family moved to Arizona where he began his career with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. He rose through the ranks from a deputy sheriff, detective, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and was appointed chief deputy sheriff in 1990. When the late sheriff, Joe Cook, retired, Sheahan ran and was elected to his first term as sheriff in November 1996. He was re-elected in 2000 and again in 2004.

Sheahan is a graduate from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command in Evanston, Ill., and from the prestigious FBI National Academy at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va., a very high accomplishment for any leader in the field of law enforcement.

Sheahan is past president of the Arizona Sheriff's Association, past president of the Arizona County Attorney and Sheriff's Association, and served on the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. He previously served on the Arizona Homeland Security Regional Advisory Commission and has served on numerous boards and commissions throughout the state of Arizona.

Remembering where he came from, Sheahan has placed an emphasis on employee compensation and retention. Working closely with the Board of Supervisors, he was able to reduce employee turnover and increase employee retention by increased salaries, benefits and providing the safest patrol vehicles, the latest in communications and technology, modern weaponry and safe equipment. Rising through the ranks, Sheahan has an understanding of the daily rigors of the law enforcement officer that many leaders forget.

Proven law enforcement leadership - Let's keep him in office!

James J. Benson, chaplin

Mohave Lodge 16, Fraternal Order of Police

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