Thomas Broome Obituary, Death – The Honorable Judge Thomas H. Broome has passed away, and it is with great sadness that the Rankin County Youth Court must make this announcement.
After a lengthy illness, Judge Broome passed away this morning surrounded by his loving family. A pioneering figure in the field of juvenile justice in Rankin County passed away today.
Since 2003, Judge Broome presided over both the County Court and the Rankin County Youth Court. Judge Broome has previously been an advocate for helping troubled adolescents and mending dysfunctional homes.
His commitment and enthusiasm in the field of juvenile justice aided in the healing of many broken homes and the reversal of the downward spiral into which many disturbed adolescents and their families had fallen.
His contributions will always be remembered. Just as he had been a mentor to the numerous young people he had worked with over the years, Judge Broome had been a mentor to those of us who had the privilege of knowing and working with him.
Many people found their motivation and life’s work in the field of juvenile justice thanks to his example. We will never be able to communicate our loss at Judge Broome’s passing or our appreciation for having worked with him in the same breath.
Staff and judges at the Rankin County Youth Court will dedicate themselves to carrying on the task that brought him so much joy in his lifetime.
Please keep Paula, Judge Broome’s wife, and their family in your prayers as they go through this challenging time.