Cleveland Judge Reportedly Takes His Own Life

Longtime Cleveland City Judge Bill Moss, 76, died Monday morning (July 14) from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, Chattanoogan.com reports. Moss’ body was found at his normal work parking spot after police responded to a call that shots had been fired. His longtime law partner, Jim Logan, said Moss fell at his home this past spring and struck his head. Tests showed that he had suffered brain injury. He later lost the use of his right arm and right leg and was experiencing headaches. Moss, who focused on social security disability cases, had been in private practice since 1965. Logan praised Moss for 38 years of service as city judge and for conducting his courtroom with dignity and fairness. Mayor Tom Rowland said flags are being flown at half-staff in memory of Moss and city court has been suspended for two weeks. WDEF News 12 has additional details.

The family will receive friends at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Bradley County Commission Room in the Bradley County Courthouse. The reception and short memorial service will honor the life of Judge Moss, who died Monday. The Chattanoogan has more