Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz dies from crash injuries
Feb 5, 2022, 1:28 PM | Updated: 1:33 pm
(Photo courtesy of the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County)
PHOENIX — Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz died Saturday after sustaining serious injuries in a car-pedestrian collision earlier in the week, authorities said.
Judge Mroz was crossing the street in the area of 56th Street and Camelback Road on Wednesday around 9:15 a.m. when a black Hyundai struck her, police said. The driver of the car remained on scene.
At the time of her death, she’d been assigned to the criminal department of the Maricopa County Judicial Branch.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey called Mroz a transformational leader and an advocate for justice, while wishing her family and colleagues peace.
Arizona is saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz. An advocate for justice, dutiful public servant and transformational leader, Judge Mroz will be missed. 1/
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) February 5, 2022
Ducey ordered flags at all state building to be lowered to half-staff on Monday in her honor.
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel thanked Mroz for being “a mentor and friend.”
Rest In Peace Judge Rosa Mroz. Thank you for your service, leadership, and for being a mentor and friend. Prayers to your family and our Maricopa County judicial branch.
— Allister Adel (@AllisterAdel) February 5, 2022
“Judge Mroz was a gifted jurist, a dedicated public servant and a true friend,” Maricopa County Superior Court Presiding Judge Joseph Welty said in a press release.
County judge, Meg Mahoney, said “Above all else, Rosa was a loving wife, an adoring mother to her two children and a devoted daughter.”
The collision remains under investigation by the Phoenix Police Department, the Judicial Branch of Arizona said in the release.