Maricopa County Judge Rosa Mroz Dies in Accident | United States government and politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz died Saturday after being seriously injured when she was hit by a car three days earlier, the court said in a statement.

Mroz, whose age was not immediately available, died from injuries sustained in the crash, which is still being investigated by Phoenix police, the court statement said.

Police said on Wednesday that Mroz was walking through an intersection when she was hit by a car which preliminary information said had not stopped at a red light.

“Judge Mroz was a gifted jurist, a dedicated public servant and a true friend,” said Superior Court Presiding Judge Joseph Welty.

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-mast Monday in honor of Mroz, who became a judge in 2004 after being appointed by the then-governor. Janet Napolitano.

“A defender of justice, a dedicated public servant and a transformational leader, Judge Mroz will be missed,” Ducey said in a statement.

Mroz headed the court’s probate and mental health department from 2010 to 2013.

In 2012, the Arizona Supreme Court awarded Mroz a Judicial Excellence Award, and the Estates and Mental Health Department in 2013 won Excellence Awards from the National Association of Court Management and the National Association of Counties.

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