March 25, 2010
The Department of Homeland Security sent out a security alert to all men and women in uniform to be careful and advise their families to take extra precaution.
Barrio Azteca gang members say they plan to kill law enforcement officers in the El Paso area as retaliation, the department said.
Socorro police Sgt. Refugio Orta was made aware on Monday of the threat against any law enforcement officer in the El Paso area.
“We have a dangerous job to begin with, but just for them to put it out there again , it is nerve wrecking,” said Orta.
The officer safety alert stated that the Barrio Azteca gang may authorize the attempted murder of law enforcement officers as retaliation.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11:14 pm