- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Pima County Board of Supervisors has appointed a replacement for Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who is retiring at the end of the month.

Chief Deputy Chris Nanos will be the county’s new sheriff as of August 1.

Nanos has been in law enforcement for over 40 years and joined the Pima County Sheriff’s Department as a corrections officer in 1984. He has worked in numerous units within the department and was promoted to chief deputy in January 2014.

Dupnik was first appointed sheriff in 1980 and has been re-elected since.

The sheriff’s department has over 1,500 employees and a $135 million budget, according to its website. It helped investigate the 2011 Tucson shooting at a political event that left six dead and 13 injured, including former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.

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