July 6, 2010
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, a strong supporter of Arizona’s new immigration law, is receiving threats against his life.
He’s been very outspoken about the need to secure the borders, and the topic is a controversial one.
Outside law enforcements have been brought in to investigate the threats and have found them credible.
Chief Deputy Steve Henry said some of the threats come from the Mexican mafia and drug cartel members.
Sheriff Babeu declined personal security detail. He decided not to request funding for security detail at this time, because the county resources are already stretched.