COCHISE COUNTY — At an age when most law enforcement officers have long retired, 70-year-old Tom Alinen, the new chief of staff at the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, is still putting on the uniform and looking forward to helping the agency surge ahead.

With the departure earlier this year of Mark Napier, the Sheriff’s first chief of staff, Sheriff Mark Dannels had to once again reorganize his department and determine who would best serve as his second-in-command.

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