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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Tippecanoe Circuit Court closing for Judge Thompson memorial"

Sophia Voravong writes today in the Lafayette Journal Courier in a story that begins:

As the story goes, it was a regular occurrence for criminal defendants being escorted from Tippecanoe Circuit Court -- after being sentenced to prison -- to ask security bailiffs, "Who was that kind man?"

That man was Judge Warren B. Thompson, the longest serving judge in Tippecanoe County. Thompson, at 90 years old, died Saturday at the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette.

In remembrance, current Circuit Court presiding Judge Don Daniel is shutting down his courtroom on Monday, the day of Thompson's memorial service.

"Judge Thompson was a great guy -- very kind, very wise and had a very calm, gentle temperament," Daniel said. "I can't imagine anyone who didn't like Judge 'T.' … To close down for one day in his honor is one very small thing I can do for him."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 29, 2012 04:08 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts