Sierra County sheriff getting paid wh...

Sierra County sheriff getting paid while serving in National Guard

There are 19 comments on the KOB-TV New Mexico story from Feb 13, 2013, titled Sierra County sheriff getting paid while serving in National Guard. In it, KOB-TV New Mexico reports that:

It's been a month and a half since anyone in Sierra County has seen their elected sheriff Joe Baca.

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playing it

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#1 Feb 13, 2013
looks like it took a tip to a tv station to get some movement here.

The letter to the editor penned by one of our other law enfocement officals appeared to be ignored by our county comission UNTIL they had an opportunity for some face time. Funny since MS. Luna in her role at the Sierra County Sentineal editorial queen wrote about this in her dear boss columna few weeks ago, yet did nothing to address the issue.

On the surface, Baca has done nothing wrong. Like so many other issues in Sierra county, those with the power can play the system for financial gain, while ordinary citizens foot the bill. Have the owners of the buckhorn paid for the demolition costs yet?. Why does the city have a hard time serving them?..Almost everybody knows they are local real estate people.

I sure hope the IRS has a good hard look at the tax returns involved to make sure everybody is paying thier fair share.

Why not a recall election?..oh right..spending MORE of our tax money.

Who exactly does Baca's timesheets go to. That person has to be the first to fall.

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tax money

Espanola, NM

#2 Feb 13, 2013
Charley Cox is the new TEMPORARY sheriff in town. Looks as if small town politics are good and well

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timesheets

Espanola, NM

#3 Feb 13, 2013
playing it wrote:
looks like it took a tip to a tv station to get some movement here.
Why not a recall election?..oh right..spending MORE of our tax money.
Who exactly does Baca's timesheets go to. That person has to be the first to fall.
Time sheet says that he has to only spend a very minimal amount time at his ELECTED position. I remember a previous sheriff pulling that string.

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Money

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#4 Feb 13, 2013
He`s all about the money, not the job`s

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about the money

Espanola, NM

#5 Feb 13, 2013
Money wrote:
He`s all about the money, not the job`s
Appears to be the problem with all the stinking politicians now adays huh.

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jasmine

Hesperus, CO

#6 Feb 13, 2013
Hey folks, want stinking politics try having a county editorial queen as a commissioner and grinding an axe against the citizens most of whom showed up to support their sheriff.

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tumbleweed

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Feb 14, 2013
Didn't the county commissioners vote unanimously recently to only meet once a month instead of twice? Didn't read anything about them cutting their pay in half to go along with that decision. So why all the fuss about the sheriff being away to serve Our country?

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Just an Employee

Cliff, NM

#8 Feb 16, 2013
The Sheriff needs to get a clue. He's disgracing the uniform of the Sierra County Sheriff's Department -- not to mention the Uniform of the United States. I cannot believe he's on a fast track for promotion to Captain in the NM National Guard. Hopefully someone in Santa Fe will take notice of his lack of integrity and responsibility and act accordingly. His are not the actions of an Officer in the the Armed Forces of the United States (or its constituent state National Guard organizations). He needs to read the United States Military Officers' Manual. Hopefully the voters of Sierra County will also take note of this man's games and greed (not to mention grab for additional power). Any idea how many lawsuits this Sheriff has brought to the taxpayers' table? I'm just and employee. If I did this, I'd be fired -- no question. I wonder what other honest hardworking employees in the Sheriff's Department think of their "Boss"?

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Bad Apple

Espanola, NM

#9 Feb 16, 2013
Sounds to me that Just an Employee is just a bad apple. Get off this site and do your job maybe you wouldn't be Just an employee.

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Telly

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#10 Feb 17, 2013
(muffled laughter)

Fast track to captain....in the reserves, the guard at that hahahahaha!

Yeah, quite the rising military star.

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Stinking politics

Espanola, NM

#11 Feb 18, 2013
tumbleweed wrote:
Didn't the county commissioners vote unanimously recently to only meet once a month instead of twice? Didn't read anything about them cutting their pay in half to go along with that decision. So why all the fuss about the sheriff being away to serve Our country?
It is all about the money. Whom really has a clue what motivates these people to pass judgement on the sheriff,
He is doing nothing different than all these other elected officials getting fat on the taxpayer dime.

Difference is that realistically he is a pretty honest and motivated person that is gonna get stepped on by the fat cows. Got to have a scapegoat ya know!!!!!!

In truth, he is doing nothing different than the other elected officials, well maybe he is a little different, I do not know of him telling lies and stealing from the public.

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“Liberty and justice for all”

Since: Jan 10

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#12 Mar 1, 2013
Stinking politics wrote:
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It is all about the money. Whom really has a clue what motivates these people to pass judgement on the sheriff,
He is doing nothing different than all these other elected officials getting fat on the taxpayer dime.
Difference is that realistically he is a pretty honest and motivated person that is gonna get stepped on by the fat cows. Got to have a scapegoat ya know!!!!!!
In truth, he is doing nothing different than the other elected officials, well maybe he is a little different, I do not know of him telling lies and stealing from the public.
I don't know Sheriff Baca from Yogi Bear. I know I wasn't happy with my choices...continuing with Brown or a Baca whose brother is a homophobic who commits hate crimes against homosexuals.

Then Baca went against some of the good ole boys and gals to do what was right in the Pestak case. That got my attention and respect.

Then he moves his family out of town for voluntary training while he continues to cash his paycheck without telling the public or the County administration. Not honest. Not honorable.

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Deedee Brad

United States

#16 May 25, 2013
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Are you sure you're not forgetting anyone in your bizarre and improperly spelled spasm of inordinate excitement, skippy?
Go to f hell

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Sheriff Baca

Espanola, NM

#17 Jun 5, 2013
He is back!!!!

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whodunit

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#18 Jun 7, 2013
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I don't know Sheriff Baca from Yogi Bear. I know I wasn't happy with my choices...continuing with Brown or a Baca whose brother is a homophobic who commits hate crimes against homosexuals.
Then Baca went against some of the good ole boys and gals to do what was right in the Pestak case. That got my attention and respect.
Then he moves his family out of town for voluntary training while he continues to cash his paycheck without telling the public or the County administration. Not honest. Not honorable.
The paychecks were on direct deposit to his accounts and electronically deposited nothing was cashed and all funds were improperly placed in his accounts not his fault and were refunded. Your comments, all three thousand of them or more, are an insult to basic human intelligence and pathetic, 3000 comments on this forum??? really??? get counseling!!!

signed,
ex Gastapo agent 88

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maxwell

United States

#19 Jun 8, 2013
whodunit wrote:
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The paychecks were on direct deposit to his accounts and electronically deposited nothing was cashed and all funds were improperly placed in his accounts not his fault and were refunded. Your comments, all three thousand of them or more, are an insult to basic human intelligence and pathetic, 3000 comments on this forum??? really??? get counseling!!!
signed,
ex Gastapo agent 88
Smartest request yet.

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Since: Aug 11

Ferdinand, IN

#20 Jun 8, 2013
maxwell wrote:
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Smartest request yet.
More than 3,000 comments in Topix is indeed pathetic, but if you needed further proof that counseling (perhaps institutionalization) is paramount, you should've seen her performance in Court, cross-examining herself like something from an old Saturday Night Live script. Except it wasn't humorous in the least; it was gut-wrenching and quite tragic to sit through.

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Just Curious

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#21 Jun 17, 2013
Savage Heathen wrote:
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you should've seen her performance in Court, cross-examining herself like something from an old Saturday Night Live script. Except it wasn't humorous in the least; it was gut-wrenching and quite tragic to sit through.
Was this recorded by anyone? would love to see it.

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Tanya Reed-Greg Cole

Scottsdale, AZ

#22 Jul 4, 2013
Deedee Brad wrote:
<quoted text> Go to f hell
you must be the Brad Fudge who can only talk shit about people on the internet. Since we obviously don't know who you are...whenever you grow a set, feel free to voice your opinion to us in person...seeings that we don't have any enemies to our knowledge in this town, you must be a bitter pedophile we've recently assisted in getting their ass handed to them or one currently in the works...and as far as you wishing you could see us in jail...there's a saying for that...you can wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which gets filled first.

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