POSTED: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 4:28pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 4:41pm
EL PASO — New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez's father has lost a long battle to Alzheimer's disease, according to a spokesperson for Martinez's office.
Jacobo "Jake" Martinez, seen here with his daughter at her campaign victory in Las Cruces, died Monday afternoon, he was 80 years-old.
Jacobo served as a deputy sheriff in El Paso County and was a Korean War veteran.
The governor asks that any donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in lieu of flowers.