Gila County — Independent contractor and former Bureau Commander of the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Claudia DalMolin, recently informed Sheriff John Armer that she desired to terminate her contract with the Office. Sheriff Armer gave DalMolin the option to terminate the contract by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, but did not hear from her. As a result, Sheriff Armer used his right under the agreement signed by both parties to terminate the contract that hired DalMolin to provide consulting services in many areas directly related to her former job as Bureau Commander.
Recently, some complaints and allegations were made public on a local radio station, which alleged that DalMolin said, “she would not help the cover up any longer.”
Sheriff Armer has responded, telling the Silver Belt that, “[DalMolin’s] response (to the situation) speaks volumes about the personality of Claudia DalMolin and her legacy at the Sheriff’s Office.” He added, “If she wants to air the details in the media,” that is her decision.
DalMolin worked for the Gila County Sheriff’s Office for over 30 years in an array of positions. She retired earlier this year to run for County Sheriff, but decided against running, when a smear campaign began on the same local radio station on which she is now airing her criticism of the Sheriff’s Office.
At the request of Sheriff Armer, she returned as an independent consultant for the remainder of his tenure in office.