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Sheriff’s seat shoot-out set

Hotly contested primaries involving law enforcement veterans will set up a general election showdown

The hard-fought, intensely competitive race for Gila County sheriff revolves around a gang of controversies — including the troubled construction of a women’s jail in Globe two years overdue, increased jail overcrowding and questions of officer morale. So far, four former law enforcement officers are running for the seat, hoping to take over the top law enforcement office in the county from outgoing, longtime Sheriff John Armer.

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