Gila County Sheriff John Armer has announced that he will retire at the end of his term.
Sheriff Armer has been in law enforcement for 43 years, as Deputy Sheriff in Maricopa County, Globe Police Chief and Gila County Sheriff.
Armer says he appreciates the trust that Gila County voters have placed in him. He thanks his command staff for their support. He says the employees of the Sheriff’s Office are among the best he has ever worked with, and the fact that the office has never been the subject of lawsuits or public criticism is the result of their professionalism.
Sheriff Armer says he plans to remain an active resident of Gila County.