Dallas County sheriff’s jail guard arrested for being in country illegally

Dallas County sheriff’s jail guard arrested for being in country illegally

A Dallas County sheriff’s jail guard was arrested at work this morning by federal immigration officers for being in the country illegally and faces deportation, county and federal officials said.

Maria Elvia Ross, 34, was taken into custody by officers with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement sometime after 10 a.m., officials said.

Ross, who was hired in 2001, has served on Sheriff Lupe Valdez’s quality assurance team that oversees improvements to sanitation in the jails.

Ross’ citizenship problem came to light when she underwent a background check after recently applying to be a sheriff’s deputy, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price said.

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Dallas County sheriff’s jail guard arrested for being in country illegally

I think anyone that has read my blog knows, I am PRO police and law enforcement. That said, I am seriously laughing while reading this story.

Let me make this VERY clear, I have great respect for the Deputies that work Dallas County, they are doing the best they can with the command staff they have in place.

That said, in MY opinion, the Dallas County Sheriffs command staff is a joke and Commissioner John Wiley Price is a lot more likely to be lined up with some of the New Black Panthers we’ve been posting about recently as he is with anyone that’s NOT Black or Hispanic.

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez is an openly lesbian, very left leaning liberal Democrat and Hispanic. She was elected Sheriff by the homosexual and Hispanic community of Dallas proper. She didn’t do well at all in the County itself. Most of Dallas County, outside of the City of Dallas, is Conservative.

Valdez took 2 years to successfully pass her Texas Peace Officer Certification examination after being elected. Most officers, as I understand it, are required to be TPOC before taking a position. I might be wrong since I have never been a Texas Peace Officer, I am hoping that some of my Texas LEO readers will weigh in on this.

For Maria Elvia Ross to have served on Sheriff Lupe Valdez’s quality assurance team speaks volumes concerning the quality of Valdez’s judgement I believe. It’s obvious that Valdez didn’t bother to vet her QA team.

Price said the department should have caught it when Ross was originally hired in 2001, when Jim Bowles was sheriff.

“The system we have for vetting people is a lot better,” Price said.

I’m a lot more comfortable with the *Blame Bowles* attitude from Price than I am with the *Blame Bush* mantra from Obama and Company. :?

Jim Bowles, the previous sheriff who was rejected by voters while being investigated on charges related to a jail commissary scandal, has decided he wants his old job back.
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Mr. Bowles was under FBI investigation for his relationship with a jail contractor when he was indicted by a Dallas County grand jury for allegedly misusing more than $100,000 in campaign donations. A state district judge later tossed out the indictment. SOURCE

Obviously, Bowles didn’t run the tightest ship in the fleet. He beat the scandal but he still lost to Valdez, and, Ross was hired under his administration.

Ross recently divorced Dallas County sheriff’s deputy, David Ross, whom she married in 2005.

Now I’m not making an accusation mind you, but do you suppose the recent divorce may have had something to do with this? There have been many cases where a vindictive EX has dropped a dime on a former spouse. Just sayin’… :P

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13 Responses to Dallas County sheriff’s jail guard arrested for being in country illegally

  1. mrchuck says:

    Maybe it’s time to “review” ALL employees of Dallas County Sheriff’s.
    Sworn employees go thru this vetting.
    Who knows what they would find.
    Dealing with a County entity is always political, but now the cat is out of the bag, and it will be embarrassing to them now.
    Time to fix things right.
    I will be interested in what Bloviating Zeppelin has to say about this.

  2. TexasFred says:

    I was on the phone with my Son a few minutes ago and I told him about this.. His reaction was “Shut the f*ck up, NO WAY… Send me a link to this Dad…”

    I am hoping he’ll weigh in too…

  3. TexasFred says:

    Although the Dallas County Jail had begun failing state and federal inspections prior to Valdez being elected to office, the jail has continued to fail inspections every year thereafter, and for the entire length of time that Valdez has been in office. SOURCE

  4. BobF says:

    A few years back, about 8 illegals were discovered working on Whiteman AFB. Whiteman is home to the B-2 Stealth Bomber and has the tightest security I ever encountered in my military career. Since 9/11, it’s even gotten tighter. To get a pass to enter the base, you have to get your picture taken, present ID, and in some cases, fingerprinted. If it could happen at Whiteman, it could happen anywhere in America.

  5. TexasFred says:

    I remember the Whiteman AFB incident… Any time something like this happens, you have to wonder, just how damned safe are we anyway??

    If our police and military can be infiltrated… Well…

  6. johnko1 says:

    A deputy do something like that to his ex? NOOOOOOO!!!
    And if you belive that I have a bridge I’d like to talk to you about. I also have some beach front property in Arizona.

  7. Gee Fred,

    We have a President (Capitalism for position NOT the Poser in the office) WOP and I am sure that there are many who know that the actual reason for the “slang” and you all know I am No PC Fool but I am as far as Racist as anyone here. But if you are With Out Papers you are here ILLEGALY either get your shit in line and legal or GET THE HELL OUT! I don’t care what country you came from Hell I don’t even care if you are from this planet,No papers GO HOME!
    Just saying

  8. ozarkguru says:

    No, Now, I am sure the Sheriff vetted her in her own special sick way. It might have been the jilted hubby that ratted, but may be we will all be surprised that it was Maria Elvia Ross who was the whistle blower to get out of the clutches of Madam Sheriff.

    I thought all the Sheriff’s in Texas were honest “straight” shooters.

  9. extex_cop says:

    I’m betting the EX had some play in this game. All things possible from a jilted lover.
    I also think if Ms Ross has been hired…there are more bugs in the bed. There needs to be a big shake down and cleaning, and I’ll bet they will find a few more in the Dallas SD. With a boss like Lupe Dupe no telling who is in positions they shouldn’t be

  10. Just curious… are there any updates from your son on this. I think this is better than a best selling piece of fiction, because it’s real.

    I think Mr. Chuck is right… time for a shake down.

    BobF and TF, I could have lived without the Whiteman AFB story, now I’m really rattled and insecure. Almost as bad as when they put that moonbat extreme Janet N on as Homeland Insecurity chief. Oh the nightmares that caused!!! LOL!!!!

  11. Gah!

    I tweeted this one.

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