LET'S just say he's been caught bang to rights:
The eight year veteran was caught by a motion triggered security camera positioned at the front gate of La Bajada Ranch south of Santa Fe.
A couple of photos were then forwarded to Santa Fe Sheriff Robert Garcia, who identified the officer as being with New Mexico State Police.
He forwarded the images to State Police Chief Robert Shilling and Lopez was put on paid administrative leave for about three weeks and then dismissed.
He has 30 days to appeal.