Retired Florida Judge Tracy Sheehan was found dead in her new Georgia vacation home on Christmas Day after an accidental fall.
Sheehan, 60, drowned in her hot tub after falling and hitting her head, according to police. A neighbor found her after hearing her dog bark for a long time.
A judge for 11 years before her retirement, Sheehan was previously a TV anchor as well.
Sheehan was a breast cancer survivor. Her colleagues said she was fierce and that she rode a Harley motorcycle to work.
Colleagues on the 13th Circuit said they were “saddened” to learn of her passing.
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