Numerous court officials to attend Buchanan service


In life, James "Bucky" Buchanan was talented at getting the attention of judges, jurists and attorneys.

It appears in death, nothing has changed.

Clark County District Court and Justice Court will effectively be shut down this afternoon as numerous prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges are expected to attend funeral services for Buchanan.

Services will be at 2 p.m. at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St.

One Las Vegas Justice of the Peace even announced the time and location of the funeral in her courtroom before beginning court Thursday morning.

Buchanan, 74, died Saturday evening after backing his 1988 Ferrari GTS 328 into his driveway. Police said he suffered a medical episode.