ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque police officer is in need of a heart transplant after a complication during surgery. The Albuquerque Police Department says Craig O’Neil went in for what was supposed to be a fairly routine heart valve fix, however, they say doctors had trouble getting his heart to restart. Now he is on life support.
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Officer O’Neil was taken to Denver where he is in need of a heart transplant. A GoFundMe has been created to help with costs. So far, more than $18,000 has been raised. Officer O’Neil has been with APD for 25 years.