State of New Jersey
Executive Order #25

Acting Governor Richard J. Codey
WHEREAS, Thomas John McMeekin Jr., a loving husband, father, son and brother, and a lifelong resident of the City of Atlantic City, joined the Atlantic City Police Department in October 2000, and graduated from the Police Academy first in his class academically; and

WHEREAS, Officer McMeekin served the Police Department and the citizens of Atlantic City with exceptional courage, dedication and professionalism, genuine courtesy and abiding commitment to the finest law enforcement traditions; and

WHEREAS, Officer McMeekin proudly served in the Department for 5 years, and received several commendations for excellent police work during his tour of duty; and

WHEREAS, Officer McMeekin 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, RICHARD J. CODEY, Acting 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:

  1. 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 Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in recognition and mourning of Atlantic City Police Officer Thomas John McMeekin, Jr.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 7th day
of March in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand
and Five, and of the Independence of the United States,
the Two Hundred and Twenty-Ninth.

Richard J. Codey
Acting Governor



Mark J. Fleming

Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor