Update regarding Cass County Superior Court II Judge

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FUNERAL INFORMATION:

A funeral service celebrating the life of Judge Richard A. Maughmer will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 21, 2019, at First Congregational Church, 505 W. Mulberry Street, Kokomo, with Pastor Jon Tice officiating. Burial will follow in Walton Cemetery, Walton, IN, with military honors provided by the United States Air Force. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3-8 pm Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo. Memorial contributions may be made in Rick’s memory to the Cass County Community Foundation, PO Box 441, 729 E. Market Street, Logansport, IN 46947. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

Read the full obituary here.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Supreme Court

Long-time Cass County Judge Richard Maughmer died at his home Monday in a tragic accident. Judge Maughmer was a dedicated public servant who was elected to office in 2001. Chief Justice Loretta Rush has known Judge Maughmer for over 30 years.

“Judge Maughmer was one of the finest judges that I have ever known,” she said. “He was a wonderful person, and he served his state and his country well. As Chair of the Judicial Administration Committee, he led the entire judicial branch in a time and efficiency study. He worked with professionalism and enthusiasm to help us consider how to improve the administration of justice. The judicial branch shares in the grief of Judge Maughmer’s family, including his wife Vicki and their children.”

Judge Maughmer was featured in 2012 in the Indiana Court Times magazine. The profile shows his dedication on the bench, military service, and his personal side.  A few other important biographical details include:

  • Completed Judicial College 2008
  • Attended Graduate Program for Indiana Judges 2011/12
  • Committee Service:
  • Board of Directors of the Judicial Conference of Indiana (at large member 2016-2018)
  • Judicial Administration Committee (appointed 2010, chair since 2013)
  • Member of the Ethics & Professionalism Committee (2001-2007)
  • Member of the Indiana Judges Association Board of Managers
  • Recently appointed to the Indiana Judges Association Civil Instructions Committee

The Office of Judicial Administration is working with Cass County judges to ensure a pro tem appointment is made so court business continues. Questions about the accident should be directed to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, 574-753-7800.

ORIGINAL POST:

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Sheriff’s Department

First responders were called to the 8000 block of County Road 500 East in Cass County, Ind. at approximately 8:26 p.m. on September 16, 2019 for a male trapped underneath a motor vehicle. Arriving units located a 65-year-old male that had been pinned underneath a car in a barn on the property. The male, Richard Maughmer, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Agencies assisting the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Indiana State Police, Galveston Police Department, Cass County Coroner’s Office, Galveston Fire Department, Young America Fire Department and Prompt Ambulance Service.

Mr. Maughmer was the presiding judge in the Cass County Superior II Court.