Sally Tarnowski Obituary, Death – Sally Tarnowski, the county judge of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on Monday while she was on vacation in Florida. She was reportedly hit by a vehicle while she was out running in Venice, Florida, according to the Star Tribune, which cited the judge’s family as a source. According to a press release issued by the Minnesota Judicial Branch, Judge Tarnowski occupied the position of Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District from the years 2016 through 2020. Her most recent position was as a judge in St. Louis County in the city of Duluth.
According to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Minnesota, Lorie Gildea, “All of us within the Minnesota courts community are absolutely grieved by the loss of Judge Tarnowski.” “Judge Tarnowski was not only a dedicated public servant who performed an outstanding job for the state of Minnesota, but she was also an engaging person whose passion for fairness shone through in everything she did.” According to the press release, one of the many things that Tarnowski has accomplished is that he has been a champion for the mental health treatment court.
This court provides offenders with a way out of the legal system if they successfully complete a treatment program to stop the behavior that got them into legal trouble in the first place. In addition, she advocated for early neutral evaluation in family court, which helps allow rapid dispute settlement for topics pertaining to child custody, parenting time, and financial concerns. According to Leslie Beiers, the Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District, “Judge Tarnowski tackled her profession with determination and dedication.” “Her passing will be keenly felt by each and every one of us in the Sixth District, as well as by everyone who had the good fortune to be acquainted with her.” There is a delay in the services.