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Deputy Sheriff J. V. Cogdill | Union County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico Union County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Deputy Sheriff

J. V. Cogdill

Union County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Saturday, October 23, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 66

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Sentenced to 99 years

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Deputy Cogdill was killed after a suspect that he had just removed from a dance hall attacked him. After the suspect killed Deputy Cogdill, he stood over the Deputies body deciding what to do next. He then walked back into the dance hall and turned himself in. He was charged with first-degree murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. In 1952 the suspect was pardoned.
Deputy Cogdill had been with the agency for 22 years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Unless there was serious doubts about your killer's guilt, there should be no pardon.

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