I am mobilizing my volunteer armed Posse members to partner up with my deputies while on patrol. You can learn more by watching the video and reading the press release attached.
In an atmosphere where law enforcement personnel are being targeted by ever growing anti-police hostility, as seen by the shooting of police officers in St. Louis County, Palm Springs, California, Boston and San Francisco in the last two weeks, Sheriff Joe Arpaio believes that the time to turn the tide of the rise of line of duty deaths is here. Sheriff Arpaio has mobilized his volunteer armed posse to aid front-line deputies and will have them ride with deputies as they patrol our towns and cities.
In May, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Wisda was shot multiple times during a traffic stop by a suspect who was angered for being stopped the day before. Deputy Wisda survived his wounds and is recovering. Later that same month, another suspect shot at a deputy as he was entering a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office substation in Surprise, leaving a slew of bullet holes in the substation door.
“The war on cops must end,” continued Sheriff Arpaio “It is imperative that the first line of defense in this country against crime – the cop in America, be protected while protecting us.”