Cop Photographed Having Sex on Hood of Car Fired

September 6, 2011 Updated Sep 6, 2011 at 12:10 PM EDT

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Cop Photographed Having Sex on Hood of Car Fired

September 6, 2011 Updated Sep 6, 2011 at 12:10 PM EDT

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety has fired the New Mexico State Police officer who was photographed having sex with a woman on the hood of a car while in uniform, according to a story in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Bert Lopez was fired last week, according to the report. He has 30 days to appeal the decision According to the report, a county employee came across surveillance photos taken in front of a county-owned location that showed Lopez having sex with a woman on the hood of a car, and turned them over to authorities.

Read the Santa Fe New Mexican story HERE.