Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

DPS Officer Has Heart Attack.(Journal North)

Byline: Andy Lenderman Journal Staff Writer

Cop Charged With Felonies

A criminal investigation against a career law enforcement officer was a contributing factor in his heart attack, his defense lawyer said.

Faron "Frank" Taylor Jr., 33, was in surgery Monday at St. Vincent Hospital, attorney Tom English said.

Taylor, who arrived Sunday at St. Vincent, was in stable condition Monday afternoon, a hospital spokesman said.

Taylor has been charged with two fourth-degree felonies in connection with an investigation into overtime fraud within the state Department of Public Safety's Special Investigations Division.

English entered a not guilty plea on Taylor's behalf last week in state District Court in Taos. …

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