Butte County Judge Denny Forland dies at 60

Dec 22, 2014 6:51 PM by News Staff

Butte County Superior Court Judge Denny Forland passed away at age 60 Saturday at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

Forland passed away from complications related to pneumonia and had also been diagnosed with leukaemia.

Forland was appointed to the superior court in June of 2013 and was elected to the bench this year. He has been called an icon in Butte County, having served as a Deputy District Attorney in the 80's and then as a public defender.

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said Monday that "Judge Forland's passing will not only leave a large hole in our hearts, but within the justice system".

Arrangements for a memorial service have not yet been made.


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