State of New Jersey
Executive Order #127

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, James D'heron, a loving husband and father and resident of the City of New Brunswick, joined the New Brunswick Fire Department in 1980, and rose through the ranks to become Deputy Fire Chief; and

WHEREAS, Deputy Chief D'heron served the Fire Department and the citizens of New Brunswick as a firefighter and officer with exceptional courage, dedication and professionalism, genuine courtesy and abiding commitment to the finest humanitarian traditions; and

WHEREAS, Deputy Chief D'heron proudly served in the Department for 24 years, and was cited three times for rescuing people from burning buildings; and

WHEREAS, Deputy Chief D'heron 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, JAMES E. McGREEVEY, 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 Thursday, September 9, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Deputy Fire Chief James D'heron.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

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

/s/ James E. McGreevey




/s/ Mark J. Fleming

Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor