State Police officer accused of battery resigns

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A State Police officer facing battery charges has stepped down. 

New Mexico State Police says Officer Joe Harris Jr. resigned in lieu of termination. 

Harris is accused of aggressively serving court paperwork in July at a Rio Rancho funeral home. 

Witnesses told police that Harris pushed the man he was serving. 

Harris claims the alleged victim came at him, but witnesses told investigators Harris looked like he wanted to fight. 

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