A high-profile Arizona law-enforcement officer who has been outspoken about his support for the state’s controversial new immigration law is receiving death threats, myFOXphoenix.com reported late Monday.
Some of the threats against Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu were from the Mexican mafia and drug cartel members.
Outside law enforcement teams brought in to investigate the threats found them credible.
Babeu was very outspoken about the need to secure the state’s border with Mexico — a known entry point to the U.S. for drug smugglers and illegal immigrant traffickers — and supports law SB1070, which makes illegal immigration a state crime.
Despite the threats, Babeu declined a personal security detail because the county resources were already stretched.
“I understand this threat, yet I will not run in fear or change my support for SB1070 and my demands for President Obama to secure our border with 3,000 armed soldiers in Arizona and start building the fence again,” he said.
“I’m always armed, and as every law enforcement member knows, we always have to be aware of our surroundings and possible threats.”
Pinal County is nearly 5,400 square miles and much of the desert is known as a drug and human trafficking corridor.
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[Editor's Commentary: The Obama administration has been petitioned time and time again to enforce existing federal border laws. Time and time again this shamefully incompetent group of community organizers/leftist dilettantes has refused to act, except to file suit against the courageous state of Arizona, who had the temerity to pass a law that follows an existing federal statute. I am predicting right now that Obama will be summarily impeached if there is a major human tragedy that happens on his watch because he will not enforce the law, in his desperate attempt to demagogue the illegal immigration issue in order to get himslef re-elected.]