Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Deputy City Attorney Richard Bobb Dead at 56
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Veteran Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Richard Bobb passed away on Sunday, five days after his 56th birthday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office confirmed yesterday.
His body was found Sunday afternoon by officers from the Beverly Hills Police Department responding to a request to check on Bobb’s welfare. A police spokesperson said there were no signs of foul play, but declined to release any additional information.
The coroner’s office said an autopsy is pending and may be completed today.
City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo issued a statement praising Bobb for “represent[ing] the best traditions of public service” during the course of his 25-year career with the city attorney’s office.
“Richard represented the best traditions of public service,” Delgadillo said. “His integrity and dedication will continue to serve as an example to all of us.”
State Bar records show that Bobb attended the UC Irvine and USC Law School. He was admitted to the State Bar in 1981, and joined the City Attorney’s Office three years later.
Bobb worked in various divisions for the city attorney’s office, including workers’ compensation and civil liability, and he served as the head of the city’s Slum Housing Task Force in the Housing Enforcement Division. Most recently, a spokesman said, Bobb served in the office’s Economic Development Division.
Information on services was not immediately available.
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