U.S. District Court Judge Larry Hicks, who was appointed by George W. Bush in 2001, was hit and killed by a car outside the federal courthouse in Reno, Nevada.

Officials called the incident a ‘tragic accident.’

“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.

The 80-year-old judge was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries.

Fox News reports:

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

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.

“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.

Per Daily Mail:

‘Today, our community lost an extraordinary man,’ Hicks’ family said in a statement on Wednesday.

‘Judge Larry Hicks was a deeply admired lawyer and judge, a devoted friend, mentor, and a committed servant to the administration of justice.’

‘To us, he was first and foremost, a man who put nothing before family,’ the statement continued.

‘He was a hero in all manners, a loving husband of nearly 59 years, a doting dad, an adoring Papa, and brother. His loss is beyond comprehension.’

Police said the driver did not appear to be impaired at the time of the crash, and the investigation is ongoing.

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