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Ex-Madera police officer is new judge

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webmaster | 11/30/12

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday announced the appointment of Michael J. Jurkovich to the Madera County Superior Court, which has had a vacancy since the retirement of the late Judge Eric C. Wyatt, who died in April at age 45 of brain cancer.

Jurkovich was a Madera police officer from 1981 to 1990. Prior to that, he had been a correctional officer with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department from 1978 to 1981.

He earned a Juris Doctorate from the San Joaquin College of Law and a bachelor of arts from California State University, Fresno.

Jurkovich, 57, was an attorney and shareholder at Kimble MacMichael and Upton from 1990 to 2011...


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