Larry Flynn was fired several months after an incident in which he allegedly shot at rattlesnakes outside the house on state penitentiary grounds in which he and his fiancee, then-Corrections Secretary Lupe Martinez, lived.
Flynn claimed Gov. Susana Martinez's office wrongly influenced his firing.
His attorney, Sam Bregman, tells The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/YzD10P) Flynn dropped his appeal based on personal matters.
The case played a role in fueling a controversy over the use of private email accounts by officials.
One of Martinez's deputy chiefs of staff forwarded a State Police report on Flynn to the governor's personal account.
Martinez claimed she never received the message because the account was hijacked.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com