Warren Montgomery Obituary, Death – Federal prosecutor and veteran of the war Warren Montgomery led the scandal-ridden District Attorney’s Office on the north shore. In 2014, Montgomery emerged victorious against three rivals. Montgomery was 68 years old when he passed away.
Chief Judge William “Billy” Burris of the 22nd Judicial District declared on Saturday morning that he had received notification of the deceased from Montgomery’s office. He did not explain. Montgomery has been the district attorney for the 22nd Judicial District parishes of St. Tammany and Washington since 2015. Montgomery was born and raised in Metairie and has lived in St. Tammany Parish all of his life.
From a legal perspective, Montgomery’s first assistant, Collin Sims, is tasked with holding the position until a vote to complete the final two years of Montgomery’s second six-year term is possible. Montgomery was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2019, and the disease eventually spread to his lungs.
Following that, he underwent multiple rounds of treatment at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. In a Saturday message to her followers, Sims said, “I confirm Warren has passed away with great sadness.” Almost quickly, word of Montgomery’s passing spread throughout the local legal and political communities.
Regarding Warren Montgomery, parish president Mike Cooper said, “He was a good man who cared deeply about St. Tammany Parish.” Even after battling cancer, he continued to volunteer in the community. I will truly miss him as a friend, despite the honor of working with him to better our town. Along with Catherine and me, please pray for Valerie, his spouse, his children, his friends, his family, and the employees of his district attorney’s office.
Warren’s service has been beneficial to our community. St. Tammany Parish Council chairman Mr. Jake Airey said Montgomery “was always congenial and never failed to ask how you or your family were doing— even when he was not feeling well from his treatments.” “He will be missed and his deep concern for the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney’s office is evident,” Airey went on to say.
“We thank his family for allowing him to serve and send our prayers to them during this difficult time.” Montgomery’s family expressed their gratitude for “everyone who has offered us their well-wishes and prayers” in a statement that was made public on Sunday. The text continued, “Warren talked about all he wanted to achieve for our community even though he was sick.” “As a statesman, he wanted to continue fighting for justice and helping the people. We believe his legacy will be continued by the community.”