U.S. District Court Judge Larry Hicks dead at 80 following car crash

0
32
Advertisment


U.S. District Court Judge Larry Hicks, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001, was killed in a crash in Nevada, officials confirmed.

“Today’s news regarding the Honorable Judge Larry R. Hicks who served Nevada for over 53 years is tragic,” Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said in a X post.

The Reno Police Department and the Washoe Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Hicks was hit and killed by a car outside the federal courthouse in downtown Reno, Nevada at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

The 80-year-old was rushed to a local hospital where he later died, police said.

Authorities said the driver involved stayed on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

REMEMBERING POLICE OFFICERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON DUTY LAST YEAR

U.S. District Court Judge Larry R. Hicks

U.S. District Court Judge Larry R. Hicks, a former Washoe County district attorney and Nevada State Bar president, died Wednesday afternoon. (Washoe Sheriff via X)

Judge Hicks began his legal career in 1968 as a prosecutor in Nevada and served as the District Attorney from 1974 through 1978.

In 1978, Hicks became a partner in a private practice before he was appointed as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Nevada by President George W. Bush.

WHY FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH IS WINNING… THE POST-PRESIDENCY

“Despite his notable accomplishments, Judge Hicks once stated, ‘My greatest thrill in life is my family.’ His life philosophy was based on a balance of family, work, and self,” Balaam said.

George W. Bush

George W. Bush speaks during an event. (Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Judge Hicks was remembered for his love for his family and community.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“Larry Hicks was a one of a kind man, revered in our community and, most importantly, beloved by his family,” Balaam said. “On behalf of my family and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office, we extend our deepest condolences to Larry’s son Chris, the current District Attorney, and all of Larry’s family. Judge Hicks’ legacy will forever be noted in Washoe County.”





Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here