TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities from Friday, December 4, 2020 through Sunday, December 6, 2020, in honor of State Police Trooper Recruit Lucas C. Homeijer who passed away following injuries sustained during a training exercise at the State Police Academy.
“State Police Recruit Homeijer was taken from us far too soon,” said Governor Murphy. “Lucas was a bright young man, with an even brighter future. His passing is immensely tragic and is a loss that will be felt not only by his family and friends, but also by the State of New Jersey, which he had dedicated himself to serve. Tammy and I would like to send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and classmates at the State Police Academy.”