LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Dona County County’s Sheriff Office has appointed its second female undersheriff.

The Las Cruces Sun News reports Sheriff Enrique Vigil announced Liliana McDowell-Schnell’s appointment on Friday.

She will be the second woman to serve in that position.

Kathy Fuller became the southern New Mexico county’s first female undersheriff in 1998.

McDowell-Schnell currently serves as the undersheriff for the Otero County Sheriff’s Office in south-central New Mexico.

The Dona County Sheriff’s Office says she has more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement and has previously worked for the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal agencies.

McDowell-Schnell will start work on April 30.

Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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