Sheriff Richard Mack, Graham County (Arizona) Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Richard Mack of the Graham County (Arizona) Sheriff's Office is the recipient of the NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. This award recognizes exceptional valor or service performed by a law enforcement officer.
A 17-year law enforcement veteran, Sheriff Mack has worked to protect the citizens of Graham County as well as the constitutional rights of all Americans. In federal court, Mack successfully challenged the constitutionality of the Brady Bill (5th and 10th Amendments). A motion by the federal government to have the judge's ruling apply only to Sheriff Mack was denied.
Richard Mack, co-author of the bookFrom My Cold Dead Fingers, is currently lecturing across the nation and has appeared on Good Morning America, the Donahue Show, CNN and over 75 radio talk shows. He is also organizing the Graham County Militia under the Arizona State Constitution.
A student of the Constitution as it applies to law enforcement, Mack has written in regards to the 2nd Amendment:
"It was the intention of our Founding Fathers that the people be the masters of government and that the government be the servant of the people. It was never intended that the master fear the servant and that we be forced into humble submission through governmental intimidation."
In addition, Richard Mack finds time to be a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instuctor as well as a devoted husband and father of five children.
The NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award was established in 1993 and recognizes exceptional Valor, Public Service, or Dedication to the Principles of our Constitutional Heritage.