WHEREAS, James Dodridge, a resident of Old Bridge Township, joined the
Old Bridge First Aid and Rescue Squad in 1993; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Dodridge served the First Aid and Rescue Squad and the
People of Old Bridge as a volunteer Emergency Medical technician with
exceptional courage, dedication and professionalism, genuine courtesy
and abiding commitment to the finest humanitarian traditions; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Dodridge proudly served in the Squad for eleven years,
in various capacities as the chaplain, engineer and crew chief in charge
of a six-member unit; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Dodridge 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
Saturday, March 20, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Old Bridge
First Aid and Rescue Squad Crew Chief James Dodridge.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this19th day
of March in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand
and Four, and of the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Eighth.
/s/ James E. McGreevey
/s/ Mark J. Fleming
Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor