Louie Puroll Terminated
Louie Puroll was the Deputy on patrol in the desert when ambushed and shot by purported drug or human smugglers. This incident led to Sheriff Babeu ramping up efforts in the desert to thwart human and drug traffickers and eventually led to the Senate Bill 1070.
Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “I stood by my deputy after he was shot by drug smugglers in April because his statements to both criminal and internal investigators were consistent, supported by physical evidence, radio transmissions, GPS coordinates, other victims/witnesses and later through gunshot residue testing conducted on the shirt he was wearing. The manner in which Deputy Puroll conducted himself following the shooting investigation when interviewed by Reporter Paul Rubin brought great discredit to himself and the men and women representing our sworn law enforcement profession.”
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