Sgt. Joshua Paulsen was rewarded for going beyond the expectations of his job by being named Maricopa Police Department’s Sergeant of the Year for 2016. See photos from the Nov. 5 ceremony in our Community Gallery.
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa
Maricopan since: 2006
Occupation: Police sergeant
Years on the job: 10
Family: Beautiful wife Stacy and two daughters, Mackenzie and Aubrey
Pets: Two German shepherds, Rome and Miley
Cars: Wife has a nice car she lets me drive occasionally
Hobbies: Golfing, hunting and fishing
Pet peeves: Laziness
Like most about Maricopa: Our supportive community!
Like least about Maricopa: Traffic on SR 347!
Book: “American Sniper”
Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Celebrity: Zach Galifianakis
Musician/Band: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Concert: Eric Church
Team: Arizona Cardinals, Iowa Hawkeyes
Nonprofit: 100 Club of Arizona
Food: Steak and Seafood
Drink: Mountain Dew
Restaurant: The Keg
Vacation spot: Pebble Beach Golf Links
Quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein