“There’s no way you can say in one day what [Cossey] did for Trigg County,” Sheriff Randy Clark said. Clark was just one of several public officials, who along with about 50 members of the public, attended Saturday’s dedication ceremony.
Cossey spent 30 years as either Trigg County’s judge executive or sheriff, where “everything he did was based on what was good for Trigg County,” no matter how little money was in the coffers, said James Mathis, who alternated terms with Cossey as judge executive.
“We never had a lot of money, but we got a lot done,” said Judge Executive Berlin Moore, who began working alongside Cossey as a magistrate in 1973.
Clark said Cossey would often give help anonymously.
“He was just that kind a person,” Clark said.
Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey said he and Cossey were friends almost “from the day I first moved to the City of Cadiz,” when Cossey’s wife Mary invited he and his wife to a Sunday school for young married couples.
“We were both partisan politicians of opposing parties, but it never affected our friendship,” Bailey said.
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