San Miguel County Commissioner Albert Padilla, who has voted for the sheriff’s proposals during previous commission meetings, changed his tune last week.
In July, Sheriff Benjie Vigil gave Padilla’s son, Michael Padilla, a sheriff’s deputy, a letter of termination.
Last week, the commission was asked to consider a proposal from the sheriff to seek state money to buy new cars. Albert Padilla was the lone commissioner to vote against Sheriff Benjie Vigil’s request.
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