Border Brotherhood bailout
The Border Brotherhood assists in a bailout on June 27, 2014. (CREDIT: Border Brotherhood)

Patrolling the Mexican border for illegal immigrants isn’t an easy job. Factor in a small law enforcement staff and the job becomes even harder.

The law enforcement officers in Brooks County had their hands full, which is when the group “Border Brotherhood” stepped in to help.

The Texas-based groups “is a Non-Profit group of law enforcement officers dedicating their time in assisting fellow officers and saving lives,” according to the Border Brotherhood Facebook page.

Chief Daniel Walden of the Donna ISD, 80 miles from the border in Brooks Country, has been a key player in the formation of the Border Brotherhood, according to CBS Houston.

Walden and a dozen other peace officers from across Texas have volunteered to donate their time and law enforcement badges to help Brooks County regulate the ongoing border crisis. According to KENS, Brooks County is one of the poorest counties in the U.S., with only enough funding for four deputies – or one deputy on duty each day. Making matters worse, Brooks County extends along a large stretch of land that is one of the final border checkpoints into the U.S.

“You take a county the size of Rhode Island and you put one deputy out there by himself, what are you going to do?” Walden told KENS-TV. “We are a brotherhood in law enforcement, which means when an officer needs help, we’ll help them.”

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