Governor Phil Murphy

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of Micah Tennant

11/20/2019

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today released the following statement on the passing of Micah Tennant, a ten-year-old child who was shot during last week’s football game between Pleasantville and Camden High Schools:

“We are all devastated by the news of Micah Tennant’s passing. Tammy and I send our condolences to Dew’s mother, Angela, and everyone who knew and loved him. No child deserves to have their promising life cut short, especially by indiscriminate and senseless gun violence. No parent deserves to bury their child. We will hold Dew’s memory close, and we will remember his name, as we continue our work to make New Jersey safer for all of our families.”