Governor Phil Murphy

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Statement by Governor Murphy on Passing of West Point Cadet Christopher “C.J.” Morgan


“Cadet Morgan represented the highest and best values of New Jersey. By all accounts, he was a standout in every regard – academically, athletically, and in the leadership he showed among his peers within the West Orange and West Point communities. Tammy and I add our deepest condolences and prayers to those being offered from across our state and around the nation to C.J.’s family, friends, and fellow cadets, and all who knew and were touched by him.

“West Point holds a special place as the crucible in which our nation’s heroes are forged. While C.J. was taken all too soon, it is our sincere hope that his legacy and memory will inspire others to reach for something greater than themselves, and seek a life of duty, honor, and service to our country.”