Mexican Officers Spend Week Training In Pueblo


Eight police officers from Chihuahua spent the week in Pueblo for a law enforcement exchange and training program.

Friday, 11 News watched as the officers from Mexico took part in firearms training and acted out SWAT situations.

The Pueblo Police Department and the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office showed them how to conduct a vehicle assault, and how to clear an unknown building with weapons ready.

“These guys, where they are at, and some of the situations that they are involved in, you have to be pretty brave. And what we want to do is help them have some skills to where they are better off than they were when they came here,” said Sgt. Franklyn Ortega.

Over the week of training they have also learned defensive driving, community policing, and arrest control techniques--skills the Chihuahua team will take home with them in order to train more officers.

11 News asked an officer why the training was so valuable to them.

Alfredo Gonzalez with the Sheriff’s Office translated his response.

“Because we are part of a special tactical team in Chihuahua and everything we can get can help us. The training here is similar to some situations back home, but more skilled,” said Chihuahua First Officer Alfonso Porras.

11 News learned that one of the Mexican officers jumped in to perform CPR after an elderly gentleman had a heart attack as they were touring the Center for American Values. The gentleman did pass away later in the evening, but trainers were impressed by the paramedic’s quick and admirable actions.

“We always knew they had good character, but there was a man who needed assistance and this guy from another country, who is just visiting, jumped in and tried to help this man. And to me that was good to see Mexican values at the Center for American Values,” said Ortega.

Pueblo has had an 18-year sister city relationship with Chihuahua City. Officials say there have been numerous cultural, sporting, business, and government exchanges between both cities, including a 2009 police exchange.

Training this week was done in several formats including lecture, open discussion, and practical application.

The City of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It has a population of about 825,327 and is approximately 672 miles from Pueblo.

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  • by Mr x Location: se spgs on Apr 7, 2012 at 07:57 PM that because everyone speaks spanish? well,,,,,Mexican cops!
  • by mason on Apr 7, 2012 at 06:58 PM
    Truth now you know these have been planned for hundreds of years and now its time to execute them plans,We cant be stopped.You are not in kansas anymore dorothy.Go back to listining to alex jones
  • by honest Location: CS on Apr 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM
    You guys are a bunch of bigots. These trainings have happen all over the US and Latin American since the 1970s. We trained the Panamanians, the Mexicans, and Nicaraguans, the Colombians, and every other Latin American and world forces and police. And here we still are, opening blogs to racist bigots. But you know what even more idiotic than all your comments, the idea that this is bad. These officers can hopefully help from the other side of the fence to stamp out the violence you so much seem to hate, but seek. Yeah, they are not the demise of America, idiotic bigots are.
  • by Gift on Apr 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM
    I wonder how many Fast and Furious weapons we will give them as a parting gift. That's if they leave at all.
  • by Truth on Apr 7, 2012 at 10:27 AM
  • by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2012 at 07:32 AM
    Obama. Last president of the USA
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Apr 7, 2012 at 06:49 AM
    This has been in the works for decades and was supposed to have been in place by 2010 but "the Reagan years" slowed it down considerably. Now the push is really on to complete it and may be part of Obama's "having more flexability" if re-elected. The European Union is not the utopian model it was promoted to be and a U.S. union with Mexico would be much less so. With the revolution going on in Mexico and it is a revolution, opening the border (more than it is now) would be a total disaster for the U.S. Even the defense department is involved.
  • by mason on Apr 7, 2012 at 02:26 AM
    Its too late anyways truth,what you gonna do about it lol
    • reply
      by Truth on Apr 7, 2012 at 09:20 AM in reply to mason
      I don't have too.God will do something about when He sends Yeshaua Jesus Christ of Nazareth and He dashes the demons and it's cohorts. The NWO loses period.
      • reply
        by Jeff on Apr 7, 2012 at 01:45 PM in reply to Truth
        Keep drinking the Kool-aide.
  • by Truth on Apr 7, 2012 at 01:09 AM
    How's the song go "happy trails to you until we meet again"? Only next time their won't be an america to meet again, it's now one big happy "NEW WORLD ORDER", or one big deceptive "NEW WORLD ORDER".
  • by Truth on Apr 7, 2012 at 01:04 AM
    It won't be long 'till they are patrolling the streets in America, so long amigo americano, they're taking over. You can thank the liberals, you can thank nafta, you can thank the NWO, the aclu, democrats and basically all of congress, the UN, the EU, etc. Gooooonigh amigos.
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