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US District Court Judge Larry Hicks killed in Nevada crash outside Reno courthouse

U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001, has died in a crash in Nevada, authorities have confirmed.

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

The Reno Police Department and Washoe Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Hicks died after being struck by a vehicle outside the federal courthouse in downtown Reno, Nevada, at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Authorities said the driver involved in the crash remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Judge Hicks began her legal career as a prosecutor in Nevada in 1968 and served as District Attorney from 1974 to 1978.


U.S. District Court Judge Larry Hicks was killed when he was struck by a vehicle outside the federal courthouse in downtown Reno, Nevada, at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. Sheriff Washoe

In 1978, Hicks became a partner in private practice before being appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a U.S. District Court judge in Nevada.

“Despite his impressive accomplishments, Judge Hicks once said, ‘The greatest joy in life is my family,’ and his philosophy of life was based on balancing family, work and himself,” Baram said.

Judge Hicks is remembered for his love of family and community.

“Larry Hicks was a unique individual who was well-respected in our community and, most importantly, beloved by his family,” Baram said. “On behalf of my family and the entire staff of the Sheriff’s Office, I offer my deepest condolences to Larry’s son Chris, the District Attorney and Larry’s entire family. Judge Hicks’ service will be forever remembered in Washoe County.”

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