ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — It is a sad New Year's holiday for Governor Susana Martinez.
Her father died just before five oâ€™clock Monday night after a long battle with Alzheimerâ€™s.
The governor's office says Jacobo "Jake" Martinez was a three-time golden gloves winner in the 1950's as an amateur boxer, served as a deputy sheriff in El Paso County, Texas, and was a Korean War veteran.
He was 80-years-old.
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