Carson City's Judge Tatro retiring from the bench

Judge John Tatro
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro is retiring after 23 years. Carson City posted the announcement Thursday on Facebook.

Tatro, appointed to the job in 1995, said he looks forward to retiring and pursuing other interests. He will leave office in January 2019.

“I want to thank all of those who have helped me grow and learn during my time on the bench,” Tatro said in the statement. “This is a great community. I’m proud to have served it, and I’m thankful the people of Carson City elected me to represent them.”

Tatro is married to Kathy and has three children and three grandchildren. Prior to joining the bench, he served for 13 years at the Nevada State Gaming Control Board in various positions, including hearing officer.

John Aston, 74, has been charged with making threats against Tatro and with trying to firebomb Tatro's Carson City home. He has been bound over to enter a plea.