Regional
11:59 am
Sat December 11, 2010

Dona Ana County Bids Farewell To Franco

Las Cruces – The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office is bidding farewell to retiring undersheriff Chuck Franco, who will soon begin a new career as New Mexico's first gentleman.

Franco's wife, Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, will be inaugurated Jan. 1 during an outdoor ceremony on the Santa Fe Plaza.

Franco spent nearly six years as undersheriff in a law enforcement career that spanned 32 years at the sheriff's office, the Las Cruces Police Department and the New Mexico State University Police Department.

Sheriff Todd Garrison told Franco during a gathering Thursday that it was an honor and privilege to work with him.

Franco says he plans to devote his time to reaching out to the state's at-risk children. He also wants to help with issues at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com


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