- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - A new federal courthouse in downtown Yuma named after the judge who was killed in the 2011 shooting rampage in Tucson will officially be dedicated.

The U.S. General Services Administration announced that several Arizona officials, including Sen. John McCain and Rep. Ron Barber, are scheduled to attend a ceremony Thursday at the John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse.

Robert Roll, the late judge’s son, also is expected to attend.

John Roll was among six people killed in the January 2011 mass shooting. Then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others were wounded.

John Roll served as chief federal judge in Arizona. Days before his death, he had signed off on the design of the new courthouse, a project he considered a top priority for several years.



The $25 million courthouse includes two courtrooms, judges’ chambers, detention cells and other court-related offices.

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