WHEREAS, James D'heron, a loving husband and father and resident of
the City of New Brunswick, joined the New Brunswick Fire Department in
1980, and rose through the ranks to become Deputy Fire Chief; and
WHEREAS, Deputy Chief D'heron served the Fire Department and the citizens
of New Brunswick as a firefighter and officer with exceptional courage,
dedication and professionalism, genuine courtesy and abiding commitment
to the finest humanitarian traditions; and
WHEREAS, Deputy Chief D'heron proudly served in the Department for 24
years, and was cited three times for rescuing people from burning buildings;
WHEREAS, Deputy Chief D'heron has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving
his life in the line of duty to help New Jersey's citizens and, therefore,
it is appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to mark his
passing and to honor his memory.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES E. McGREEVEY, Governor of the State of New
Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
- The flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State
of New Jersey shall be flown at half staff at all State departments,
offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on
Thursday, September 9, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Deputy
Fire Chief James D'heron.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 7th day
of September in the Year of Our Lord, Two
Thousand and Four, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Ninth.
/s/ James E. McGreevey
/s/ Mark J. Fleming
Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor