WHEREAS, Senior Corrections Officer Wayne Clark, a loving father and brother, and a career law enforcement officer, joined the New Jersey Department of Corrections in March 1983, after serving in Southeast Asia with the United States Air Force and as a patrol officer in Cinnaminson Township; and
WHEREAS, SCO Clark proudly served the Department in various assignments at New Jersey State Prison, the Vroom Readjustment Unit and at Riverfront State Prison with exceptional courage, dedication and professionalism, genuine courtesy and abiding commitment to the finest law enforcement traditions; and
WHEREAS, SCO Clark was a member of the Riverfront State Prison honor guard, was cited as officer of the year on three occasions, and received numerous citations for meritorious service; and
WHEREAS, SCO Clark served as a mentor to newly-hired officers, and made a positive impact on the lives of uniformed and non-uniformed staff; and
WHEREAS, SCO Clark passed away while on duty, 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, 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, January 12, 2006, in recognition and mourning of Senior Corrections Officer Wayne Clark.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 11th day
of January, Two Thousand and Six, and of the
Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirtieth.
/s/ Richard J. Codey
/s/ Robert L. Garrenger
Senior Associate Counsel to the Governor