Obituary and Funeral Service: Retired Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Felix Cosme, 63

Former Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Deputy Felix Cosme, 63, of Dacula. Photo credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Retired Gwinnett County Sheriff Deputy Felix J. Cosme, Jr., age 63, of Dacula, Georgia, died a hero’s death as he attempted to protect himself and a female co-worker from a violent criminal with no regard for human life on Jan. 8, 2020.

Visitation was Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at 3 pm at the Buford Chapel of Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory. Burial will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery.

Felix is preceded in death by his parents Felix J. Cosme, Sr. and Juanita Cruz Cosme. He will be greatly missed by his sisters Linda Cosme, Guissette Watkins (Jeff); nephews Ian Watkins, James Watkins, and Mateo Kielsmeier-Cosme, and his close friends.

Felix began serving as a law enforcement officer in 1979. He worked for Macon Police Department, Charleston Police Department, Newburg New York Police Department and most recently the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, where he was employed from April 2006 and enjoyed serving as a Sergeant in Jail Administration until his retirement in November 2015. He will be remembered for his love of motorcycles, dogs, and horses. He always had a smile for everyone and was respected and loved by everyone who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Society of Humane Friends of Georgia at in memory of Felix.

Online condolences may be expressed at entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518, phone at 770-945-9999.


Statement from R.L. Cosme, brother of Sgt. Felix Cosme

My brother, retired Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Felix Cosme, was callously gunned down on Wednesday as he attempted to protect himself and another employee during a robbery attempt at the auto shop where they worked. We are deeply saddened and heartbroken over this senseless shooting.

We wish to thank the Gwinnett County Police Department, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, and GBI law enforcement officials for their immediate attention to the crime scene and the pending investigation working to identify the killer, co-conspirators, and other known associates. We know the diligent efforts of these hard-working professionals will ensure this killer is brought to justice. .

We also express our gratitude to the Crowell Brothers Funeral Home for generously providing their funeral services at no cost. Their thoughtful contribution is a gift not only to our family, but to the entire law enforcement community.

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