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Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy Directs the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Plainfield Firefighter Marques Hudson


TRENTON— Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 352, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Friday, February 2, 2024 in honor of Firefighter Marques Hudson. Hudson served the City of Plainfield as a firefighter for over two years before losing his life in the line of duty on January 26, 2024.

"Marques Hudson was a courageous young man and public servant dedicated to protecting his community," said Governor Murphy. "I extend my deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and fellow members of the Plainfield Fire Department. May Marques Hudson's exceptional bravery and sacrifice live on, and we will continue to pray that all injured firefighters make a swift and full recovery."

For a copy of Executive Order No. 352, click here