Arizona sheriff begins patrols in polygamous town
Published: July 6, 2012 01:53PM
Updated: July 7, 2012 11:17PM

Colorado City, Ariz. • Sheriff’s deputies have begun daily patrols in a northern Arizona community with a polygamist enclave.

State Attorney General Tom Horne’s office provided funding for law enforcement in Colorado City. The money comes from assets seized in criminal drug prosecutions.

The grant followed an unsuccessful legislative attempt to abolish Colorado City’s Marshal’s Office and replace it with sheriff’s deputies.

Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan said Friday that his office is focused on rooting out corruption in Colorado City and helping community members in need.

The Associated Press