Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter is taking very seriously the published warnings that ISIS is operating along the Texas border out of Ciudad Juarez and that members of the group could hit the U.S. Painter also has some tough words for the terrorists.
“These people have said they’re going to takeover, they’re going to strike, they’re going to hit, and we’re going to be ready,” said Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter.
Ready for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.
“We do have plans in place, we have an operational plan that’ll work,” said Painter.
Sheriff Painter says he’s armed with specific ISIS information from an online intelligence briefing.
“There are ISIS cells that are operating in Juarez, Mexico,” said Sheriff Painter.
While Sheriff Painter doesn’t believe West Texans are in immediate danger, his staff preps for the worst.
“We practice things, we have tag teams that are ready to go,” said Painter.
Notice that this Texas Sheriff is making it clear that he does have a strategy for dealing with ISIS, which is something the President of the U.S. continues to struggle with: