Bush Appointed Federal Judge Killed in Car Accident Outside Courthouse

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U.S. District Court Judge Larry Hicks, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2001, was killed in an accident outside of a federal courthouse in Reno, Nevada.

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

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

“Larry Hicks was a one of a kind man, revered in our community and, most importantly, beloved by his family.”

“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,” he also wrote.

Just The News reported: The accident occurred on Wednesday mid-afternoon, according to police. Hicks was rushed to a nearby hospital where be died from the crash.

“Judge Hicks began his legal career in 1968 as a prosecutor in the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, ultimately serving as the District Attorney from 1974 through 1978,” the sheriff wrote on X.

“In 1978, Hicks became a partner in a private practice until his 2001 appointment as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Nevada,” the sheriff wrote on X.

“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,” the post also read.

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