Retired juvenile court Judge Wiley Branton Jr. dies at 72

He was dedicated to juvenile justice

“It’s a job that I really connected with. And it’s a different kind of judgeship. In other cases, the judge just says, ‘You win, you lose.’ Or if it’s a jury, the judge is sort of there as a referee … But in the juvenile division cases, the judges sort of have the responsibility of fixing broken people.” -Wiley Branton Jr. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Cary Jenkins)

Retired Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wiley Branton Jr. died Sunday night after he collapsed at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field while returning from vacation with his family.