Last week, Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously proclamed April 30, 2008: SHERIFF CLARENCE W. DUPNIK DAY
The county sheriff, first appointed by the board in 1980, celebrates 50 years in law enforcement this month.
The proclamation wasn't all serious, with the board getting in a few of its own Dupnik special achievements:
"Whereas, as safety is the Sheriff's first priority, the only time he has shot himself in the foot is while appearing before the Board of Supervisors; and..."
"Whereas, although the Sheriff could singlehandedly control a maximum security cell overrun with the most vicious criminals, it is difficult for him to control small numbers on a document known as a budget; and..."
Anyway ... get out those tin badges and Stetsons you keep hidden in your closet: It's going to be SHERIFF CLARENCE W. DUPNIK DAY!