Boots On the Ground: A Day in the Life of a Border Sheriff

Eugenio del Bosque
The Texas Observer | November 4, 2009
Sheriff Arvin West and his 17 deputies patrol a county nearly twice the size of Delaware on the Texas-Mexico border. And West, chair of Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition, has traveled to Washington, D.C., 13 times since 2005 to testify about border security.

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