MARCH 9, 2016

Sheriff Paul Babeu endorsed by state’s largest law enforcement group

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. –  The largest Border Patrol union in the nation supports Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu in his campaign for the open Congressional District 1 seat.

The National Border Patrol Council Local 2544, which represents about 3000 rank-and-file agents in the Tucson Sector, announced it support for Babeu because of his proven track record of standing by and helping the Border Patrol.

“Agents have seen firsthand your interest and concern in the important job and mission each of them perform on a daily basis” Arturo Del Cueto wrote to Babeu. “You have solicited the help and input of rank and file Border Patrol agents, and we are sure that with you in office, the agents needs will be met.”

Babeu assisted the Border Patrol when he was in command of the National Guard in the Yuma Sector during Operation Jump Start from 2006 to 2007. With the increased manpower, the Yuma Sector saw a 94 percent decrease in apprehensions of illegal immigrants.

“I want to thank the Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents who put their faith in me,” Babeu said.  “When I am in Congress, my No. 1 priority will be to ensure the Border Patrol has the assets it needs to secure our border and help keep us safe.”