Arpaio

Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff, Getting Some Lovin' (and Help Distracting Public from PCSO Search-and-Rescue Woes) from Fox News

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been catching some serious heat over the way his office handled the search for missing hiker Christopher Hensley.

The PCSO's own search crew combed the Superstition Mountains for days. But it was Superstition Search and Rescue, a private, all-volunteer team ousted by the sheriff in 2009, that found Hensley's body within a couple of hours of starting its search.

Local newspapers have run stories and editorials highlighting the PCSO failures.

What does Babeu do? Schedule an appearance on Fox News? Brenda Garza Hermanson of rightwingmarket.com posted this blurb on her Facebook: "Paul Babeu will be on the Hannity Show Friday night -- Don't miss it!"

See also: Dead or Alive? Babeu's Wilderness-Rescue Unit Once Again Proves Inept See also: Paul Babeu Sticks It to Taxpayers and a Volunteer Rescue Team

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Monica Alonzo
Contact: Monica Alonzo