This portrait of retired Judge Malfourd “Bo” Trumbo will hang in the Botetourt County Circuit Courtroom. It was unveiled during a Friday afternoon special session of court. From left are Botetourt Bar Association representative John Alexander, Judge Joel Branscom, who succeeds Trumbo, Trumbo and portrait artist Adam Johnson.
Photo by Ed McCoy

Malford “Bo” Trumbo was immortalized Friday afternoon in a special Botetourt County Circuit Court proceeding when his portrait was unveiled to hang from now on in the courtroom.

Trumbo retired at the end of 2017 as a circuit court judge, and as has been tradition, a portrait was commissioned to hang in the courtroom. The Botetourt County Bar Association worked to commission the painting that was done by Roanoke artist Adam Johnson.

It will hang on the east wall next to a portrait of Trumbo’s predecessor, the late George Ed Honts Jr.

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