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Mohave County Sheriff Retires

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seahanKingman, AZTom Sheahan, 42 year law enforcement veteran and 5 term Mohave County Sheriff has announced his retirement August 1st.

Sheriff Sheahan has spent the last 33 years of his career with the Sheriff’s Office and the last 17 ½ as Sheriff first being elected in November 1996.

Sheriff Sheahan said, “We have had some family health and medical issues this year and I have decided that this is the right time to make the move”.

Sheriff Sheahan and his wife Jo will be moving to Phoenix joining Daughter Cyndi and Son Mike and their families.

Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan is a 42 year law enforcement veteran. Sheriff Sheahan began his career with the Du Page County Illinois Sheriffs Office in 1971 where he spent more than 8 years as a
deputy and detective.

In 1981, Sheriff Sheahan, his wife Jo and family moved to Arizona and he began his career with the Mohave County Sheriffs Office. Sheriff Sheahan rose through the ranks as a deputy, detective, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and was appointed Chief Deputy Sheriff in 1990. Upon the announced retirement of the late sheriff, Joe Cook, Sheriff Sheahan ran for sheriff in 1996. He was elected to his first term in November 1996, re-elected to a second term in 2000, re-elected to a third term in 2004, re-elected to a fourth term in 2008, and again re-elected to a fifth term in 2012.

Sheriff Sheahan is past president of the Arizona Sheriffs Association, past president of the Arizona County Attorney and Sheriffs Association, and has served on the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board. Sheriff Sheahan previously served on the Arizona Homeland Security Regional Advisory Commission and has served on numerous boards and commissions through the State of Arizona.

Sheriff Sheahan attended and graduated from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command in Evanston, Illinois and the F.B.I. National Academy at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia.


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