Upstate New York judge suffers fatal heart attack in court

New York Post - 06-15


An upstate New York judge died after having a heart attack on the bench. Putman County Court Judge James Reitz, 57, was in his courtroom Friday morning when he was stricken. Court officers performed CPR and used a defibrillator to try to resuscitate him before he was taken to a hospital, the Associated Press reported.

Cindy Burke: oh how horrible and so young.thankful for his service. prayers πŸ‘πŸ‘ for his family. very sad

Rena sweetpea: Omg who cares where it's at clown....Rip sirπŸ™

Nancy Frank: It doesn't matter where he's from,and the disrespectful comments are horrible.

Katrina Tirado: R.I.P My Heart Goes Out To His Family

Joseph Diaz: RIP Your Honor.


Elaine Bouley - 29 days ago
R.I.P. sir. I really hope that the people who gave the rude and evil remarks get there day with the Lord.If they are feeling the way they do, I'm sure that they had issues at a court or someone in their family has and it didn't work out the way they hoped.
Quincy Joseph - 06-16
Now it's time for the judge to get judged!! Let's see how he likes it!!!!!
thoughts and prayers for his family
poor guy!
Mike Aziz - 06-16
Very sad. Anything above Westchester County "is" Upstate, NY. Those with evil tongues here have their karma coming.
i Schotty - 06-16
RIP sad news
Felicia Anatole - 06-16
RIEP. my condolences to the family
User from NY - 06-16
Never speak ill of the dead.
Paula Raverinni Miller - 06-16
lost my dad when he was 57 of a sudden massive heart attack. that was 4o yrs ago but the loss is devastating. prayers πŸ™ for his family
Sorry this had to happen on the bench, either way RIP Judge.
User from NY - 06-16
Sad but not Upstate.
Anthony Holliday - 06-16
finally justice has been served
Fariba Nichols Nichols - 06-16
should it be warenty
Fariba Nichols Nichols - 06-16
now you know Andy and know who the bad judge is so disabled DIS grace of God to let the devil's win his Laker satchue Saxon on so easygoing can be done but judge stuff Patrick's on without pelgrm villages 😘 kiss come check death dealing
Tchr L Diaz - 06-15
sorry for the loss, RIP
MarkyMarc - 06-15
Putnam is not upstate. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ
Timothy Chambers - 06-15
don't let your heart harded
User from NY - 06-15
So sad
Joseph Diaz - 06-15
RIP Your Honor.
Nancy Goo - 06-15
RIP and prayers for he and his family!
Katrina Tirado - 06-15
R.I.P My Heart Goes Out To His Family
Candie Newton - 06-15
That's so sad. My heart and prayers go out to the judge's family.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Lisa Bagnasco - 06-15
Are you sure it was an accident?
Irma Kuprava - 06-15
Bob S Bulkley - 06-15
there is long Island and N.Y. and the rest is upstate
Dan Waldron - 06-15
RIP and my condolences to the family and friends , he was very active in and around the Syracuse Area and very well known for his pro active stance against drug abuse amongst the youth in the tri state area ! This judge was always fair to everyone ! DA Fitzpatrick from Syracuse Area could have taken lessons from this judge ! This judge was very hard on the Drug Dealers and compassion for the user by implicating the * Drug Court Program * where addicted people had a true to goodness chance of survival ! my heart goes out to all who have known him and those who have been saved by his Drug Court Program ! I don't think they will ever be able to replace him with such a very big hearted person ! God Bless the family ! ( this goes to show you that no matter who you are or where you are that when you're called by the Lord , there's nothing anyone can do ! by his grace and mercy !
Ricardo JP - 06-15
πŸ˜’πŸ’”Thank you for your service RIPπŸ™πŸ’™πŸ™
Marylou Saporito - 06-15
Rip so sorry.
Kyle Stack - 06-15
who cares the DA runs the system theres one less judge to pay taxes on . jugdes only are looks
Nancy Frank - 06-15
It doesn't matter where he's from,and the disrespectful comments are horrible.