Arizona

Apr 24, 2014 7:52 PM

Giffords speaks at John Roll courthouse ceremony in Yuma

YUMA - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as well as several current Arizona lawmakers have dedicated a new federal courthouse named for the judge killed in the 2011 shooting rampage in Tucson.

The U.S. General Services Administration says Giffords, U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake were among those who spoke at a ceremony Thursday afternoon outside the John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse.

Roll was one of six people killed in the January 2011 mass shooting. Giffords and 12 others were wounded. Roll, who served as chief federal judge in Arizona, signed off on the design of the new courthouse days before his death. The $33.4 million courthouse includes a solar panel canopy, two courtrooms, judges' chambers and other court-related offices.

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