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Iowa joins other states in sending state troopers to Texas to help at border

An Iowa state trooper  on patrol along Interstate 80 southwest of Des Moines.
Iowa State Patrol
An Iowa state trooper on patrol along Interstate 80 southwest of Des Moines.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa will send up to 30 state police officers on a two-week deployment to Texas after Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds agreed to a request from GOP governors to help fight crime at the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said Thursday.

A statement from the Iowa Department of Public Safety did not say when the deployment of the officers would begin or how they would be chosen. The officers will assist the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Reynolds said she agreed to the deployment, following similar moves by Republican governors in Nebraska, Florida and Idaho, after receiving assurances from the department that the absences “will not compromise our ability to provide all the necessary public safety services to Iowans.”

Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona earlier this month requested help at the border from other states under an interstate compact to provide mutual aid during emergencies and disasters.

“My first responsibility is to the health and safety of Iowans and the humanitarian crisis at our nation’s southern border is affecting all 50 states,” Reynolds said in a statement. “The rise in drugs, human trafficking, and violent crime has become unsustainable. Iowa has no choice but to act."

The deployments will affect about 5% of the state's approximately 550 sworn officers and come in an unusually difficult year for Iowa public safety.

Earlier this month, state patrol officials warned that traffic fatalities were spiking on Iowa roadways due to increasingly dangerous driving and vowed that they would step up enforcement.

The year has also seen the first Iowa trooper shot and killed in the line of duty in decades, an exhaustive search for a missing boy that remains ongoing, an attack in which inmates killed two prison workers, and a shooting that wounded a deputy.

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Associated Press

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  1. You can’t turn a blind eye to what dementia Joe has done to the border after Trump secured it.
    The increased drugs, human trafficking, and violent crime will reach these other states in no time. The blue states will simply wallow in it and then ask the federal government for help.

    1. If it was up to char liar doo doo and alberto their open border concept would permeate the border and the hell with the American people. To them it’s about race. But I wonder why alberto doesn’t crap on char liar doo doo when he proclaims a white woke joke.

  2. I.O.W.A- Ignorant Old White Assholes. Some of whom, no doubt, were at the US Capitol riots with their Mel Gibson Mad Max mobiles. “WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER ‘HERO” like the vigilante minded The Sunland Park Militiamen.

    1. Where did you planarize that acronym from foreword? Joe Crow biden? He’s an expert in stealing someone else’s writings. You must be one of his more slower and ignorant students.

          1. You notice Alberto is using Mia after midnight for his meth induced psycho rants. His tranny moment. He’s getting worse like his buddy dementia Joe.

      1. alberto and his 25 psycho bitches are up all night trying to find a reason for their existence and all they can do is talk to each other and rant.

      1. The federal government deals with Naturalization and LEGAL entry. States have the responsibility of protecting their borders against illegal invasions, which us what this is. Texas has every right to defend it’s border. Wrong as usual Charlie Turner.

          1. I’ve read it. My previous statement still stands and meets the letter of the law.

          2. Charlie Dumbo you cited the U.S.C. incorrectly. Nitwit! So are you saying illegals after crossing the border can’t be arrested by state, county or local law enforcement for penal code violations?

  3. Calling “Heels Up” Harris’ visit to El Paso a visit to the Southern Border is the equivalent of going to Olive Garden and saying you’ve been to Italy.

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