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Texas member, homeless advocate dies in motorcycle accident

County Judge Rusty Ladd died Friday. (Photo by Zach Long, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

We linked last year to a Lubbock Avalanche-Journal story on Judge Rusty Ladd, an advocate who worked with homeless people through Carpenter’s Church, a ministry of the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas.
Sad news to report: Ladd died in a motorcycle accident last week.
Texas Lawyer reports:

Lubbock County Court-at-Law No. 1 Judge Rusty Ladd died last Friday evening of injuries he suffered when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle. He was 59.
David Slayton, director of court administration for the county, says Ladd was on his way to work the morning of Sept. 30 when the accident occurred. Despite being in pain, Ladd made sure hospital personnel contacted his court coordinator so she could notify people scheduled to appear in his court that day that they should not make an unnecessary trip to the courthouse.
“He was very committed to the fair administration of justice and to making sure everyone had a fair trial,” Slayton says.

Read the full report.
See other news reports on Ladd’s death.

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