Bush Appointed Federal Judge Killed in Crash Outside Federal Courthouse in Reno, Nevada

On Wednesday, a tragic car accident outside a federal courthouse in Reno, Nevada, claimed the life of U.S. District Court Judge Larry Hicks.

The 80-year-old judge, appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2001, was rushed to a nearby hospital following the mid-afternoon crash but sadly succumbed to his injuries.

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam expressed his heartfelt condolences on X, describing the news as “tragic” and remembering Judge Hicks as “a one of a kind man, revered in our community and, most importantly, beloved by his family.”

Sheriff Balaam extended his deepest sympathies to Hicks’ son Chris, the current District Attorney, and the entire Hicks family, assuring them that “Judge Hicks’ legacy will forever be noted in Washoe County.”

Judge Hicks’ distinguished legal career spanned over five decades, beginning in 1968 when he served as a prosecutor in the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.

From 1974 to 1978, he held the position of District Attorney before transitioning to private practice as a partner until his appointment to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada in 2001.

Despite his remarkable professional achievements, Judge Hicks prioritized his family above all else.

As Sheriff Balaam shared in his post, Hicks once stated, “My greatest thrill in life is my family.”

The late judge’s life philosophy centered around maintaining a balance between family, work, and personal well-being.

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As the community mourns this devastating loss, they also celebrate the life and legacy of a man who served Nevada with unwavering commitment for over half a century.