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Jesse R. Cosby


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Cosby, Jesse R.



Jesse R. Cosby, age 61, of Roswell, N.M. passed away on July 13, 2016.

Born May 24, 1955, he dedicated his early life to academics and the outdoors. He amassed many academic honors throughout life, including a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico. He was equally lauded in his profession, with the Driscoll Award for lifetime achievement in criminal defense, the Chief Public Defender Special Recognition Award, and proudly practiced criminal defense for some of the most at-risk populations in the state of New Mexico. He ran a private practice for 26 years, and accepted a position as the Head of the Serious Violent Crime unit for the Department of the Law Offices of the Public Defender for the State of New Mexico in December, 2015.

Jesse's many achievements were always overshadowed by his humor, his impeccable ethics, and the love of his family and friends. He dedicated his life to helping and relieving every living creature he encountered.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Dan and John, and his father Jack.

He is survived by his mother Norma, his sister Mary, his wife Sharon, his sons RD and Alex, and their families.

He was an outstanding and wonderful man; he will be missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at Anderson Bethany chapel on July 24th at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the NM Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association General Fund

(www.nmcdla.org/membership/donate.html)
Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 17, 2016
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