and former sheriff Richard Mack has served in a wide variety of roles
over the course of his nearly twenty year career in law enforcement,
which began in Provo, Utah.
Mack began his career with the Provo Police Department as a parking
enforcement cadet while attending BYU. A couple of years later he became
a full-time officer and was soon promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and
Detective. His most traumatic experience there was a one-year assignment
as an undercover narcotics agent. After nearly 11 years at Provo PD,
Mack decided to return to his childhood turf in Arizona and run for
Graham County Sheriff. His campaign took off and he was elected in 1988.
He was sheriff for two terms until 1997. He
was named Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona-New Mexico
Coalition of Counties in 1994, received the NRA Law Officer of the Year,
inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame, 1995 Cicero Award, Samuel Adams
Leadership Award from the Local Sovereignty Coalition, and Gun Owners of
America Defender of the Second Amendment Award.
During his tenure, federal officers informed the sheriffs of the
state that they would be required to enforce the so-called "Brady Bill"
and run background checks at their expense under the law. In 1994, Mack and six other sheriffs from across the country, challenged the constitutionality of the Brady Billand ultimately, fought it all the way to the United States Supreme Court, where they won a monumental decision for freedom.
Three years later, in a landmark 5-4 split decision based on the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Mack won his case.A graduate
of the FBI National Academy, some of Mack's positions include: patrol
officer, undercover narcotics officer, hostage negotiator, youth
officer, school resource officer, communications supervisor, corporal,
front desk sergeant, detective, sheriff, Search and Rescue supervisor,
jail administrator, and DARE instructor.
has been a consultant on numerous cases regarding police abuse,
brutality, and other misconduct by public officials. He has joined with
other members of the law enforcement community to speak out in favor of
drug policy reform.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Mack lives with his wife in Fredericksburg, Texas.
During the past two years Sheriff Mack has been a speaker at more
than 70 different Tea Party rallies all across the country, ranging all
the way from Honolulu to Bangor, Maine. Mack has supported this noble
movement, because it is both effective and peaceful.
Please see the 'Speaking Engagements' page for a list of many of the
Tea Party and other events that Sheriff Mack has spoken at in recent
Richard Mack's New Book - available now - click here:
About the Book:
Our federal government has
reached a zenith of corruption, abuse, greed, deceit and debt. Criminals
in government parade around as heroes while attacking Americans via the
IRS, FBI, BLM, EPA and a legion of other unconstitutional agencies.
Property rights are non-existent, gun owners are treated as terrorists,
our substance is plundered and the police state is consuming our
The people of America want to know; is there a solution? YES. But it will not be found anywhere near Washington DC!
There is someone who has the
moral, legal, and constitutional responsibility to protect us from the
crimes of our own government:
You, the patriotic,
freedom-loving citizen. You, the local peace officer or police chief.
You, the elected representative of the people. You, the county sheriff.
You must stand with faith, with the humility of a shepherd boy and the
strength of a warrior, as David did against Goliath.
Are you a David?
In this sequel to
the extremely popular "The County Sheriff: America's Last Hope" Sheriff
Mack explains how not just sheriffs, but every public official, peace
officer and citizen can stand in the cause of Liberty. A portion of
this book is dedicated to giving history and a firsthand account of the
recent BLM seige on the Bundy Ranch in Nevada.