State of New Jersey
Executive Order #58

Governor James J. Florio

WHEREAS, Thomas Joseph Hanratty joined the New Jersey State Police on February 10, 1989, and was assigned to Troop B, northern New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, through his all too brief assignment, he served with impeccable professionalism, genuine courtesy and abiding commitment to the finest traditions of the New Jersey State Police; and

WHEREAS, Trooper Thomas Joseph Hanratty served proudly as part of a long line of dedicated law enforcement officials; and

WHEREAS, Trooper Hanratty has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the of 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, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in my 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 mast at all State departments, offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Monday, April 6, 1992 in recognition and mourning of New Jersey State Trooper Thomas Joseph Hanratty, Badge 4971.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this
6th day of April in the Year of Our
Lord, one thousand nine hundred and
ninety-two, and of the Independence
of the United States, the two hundred
and sixteenth.

/s/ Jim Florio


M. Robert DeCotiis
Chief Counsel to the Governor