US District Court Judge Larry Hicks Dies at 80 After Car Crash


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

“Today's news about the Honorable Judge Larry R. Hicks, who served Nevada for more than 53 years, is tragic,” Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said in an X post.

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

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

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

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United States District Court Judge Larry R. Hicks, former Washoe County district attorney and president of the Nevada State Bar, died Wednesday afternoon. (Washoe Sheriff via X)

Judge Hicks began his legal career in 1968 as a prosecutor in Nevada and served as district attorney from 1974 to 1978.

In 1978, Hicks became a partner in a private practice before being appointed judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada by President George W. Bush.

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

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

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

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“Larry Hicks was a unique man, revered in our community and, most importantly, loved 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 to Larry's entire family. Judge Hicks' legacy will be remembered forever in Washoe County.”



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