Federal District Judge John Roll was shot at that Tucson “massacre” on January 8, 2011 while standing in line to speak with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (CD 8). He apparently died on the scene at the Safeway store at Oracle/Ina Road. He was the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Arizona (click here).
Funeral services for Chief Judge John M. Roll will proceed as follows:
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Rosary at 6:00 pm
St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church
5150 N. Valley View Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
Friday, January 14, 2011
Mass at 10:00 am
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
8650 N. Shannon Road
Tucson, AZ 85742
Private Burial – Time to be determined
Holy Hope Cemetery
3555 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
Bio info from Arizona Daily Star:
JOHN ROLL, 63:
Named Arizona’s chief federal judge in 2006, U.S. District Judge John M. Roll won acclaim for a career as a respected jurist and leader who had pushed to beef up the court’s strained bench to handle a growing number of border crime-related cases. Roll was appointed to the federal bench in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush. He previously served as a state trial judge and as a judge on the midlevel Arizona Court of Appeals, and as a county and state prosecutor. Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Roman Catholic Church’s Tucson Diocese said Roll was an active parishioner. “He lived his faith as a servant of our nation for the cause of justice,” Kicanas said. Roll was a Pennsylvania native who got his law degree from the University of Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Maureen, three sons, and five grandchildren.
The Friday mass service is at the same Catholic church where fellow shooting victim 9 year old Christina Taylor Green’s service will be held, the day before (click here).
Rest in peace Judge Roll.
1/12/11 Obituary in Arizona Daily Star (linked through Tucsoncitizen.com)