CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is ordering
flags flown half-staff throughout the state to mourn the death of
Fifth Judicial District Court Judge John Davis.
Sandoval issued a statement Thursday praising Davis's service
and commitment during 20 years as judge in the sprawling district
covering rural Nye, Esmeralda and Mineral counties.
Davis died Wednesday night in Tonopah at age 76.
Sandoval says flags will fly at half-staff until sunset Friday.
The Nevada Supreme Court announced Davis's death with Chief
Justice Michael Douglas saying Davis served the legal system with
distinction and honor.
Douglas says Davis's hard work and thoughtfulness will be
Court spokesman Bill Gang says funeral services will be private.
The court vacancy will be filled following interviews by the
Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection.