Sheriff Joe Arpaio is playing Santa Claus to dozens of under-privileged children this weekend.  Sheriff Joe and his Merry Elves with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are taking 50 needy children on a shopping spree Saturday, December 13, exactly 12 days before Christmas.  Each child will be gifted 100 dollars each to

pick out that special present for Christmas.  The children were selected by deputies who came to know them through calls for service while on duty.  For Sheriff Arpaio, after 15 years of playing Santa to under-privileged children, the shopping spree never gets old. He says, “each year the smiles on these kid’s faces touches me more and more.”

Kris Dugan