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Longtime Yellowstone County judge Pedro Hernandez has died

Posted at 10:02 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 19:47:56-05

BILLINGS - Longtime Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez, who retired in late 2017, has died.

Hernandez' death was noted in a Faceook post Monday morning by the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office.

"It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of former Yellowstone County Justice Court Judge, Pedro Hernandez," the post states. "Your impact in this community goes far and wide. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time."

Hernandez served as a judge for 42 years before he retired in November 2017 at the age of 76.