State of New Jersey
Executive Order #137

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Deavlin Walker, joined the New Jersey State Police in April 1981, after having served in the United States Air Force and as an officer with the Galloway Township Police Department; and

WHEREAS, Detective Sergeant First Class (DSFC) Walker rose through the ranks of the State Police, initially serving at various Troop A stations and the Narcotics Bureau-South, before his present assignment as a Zone Supervisor with the Auto Unit-South; and

WHEREAS, DSFC Walker was promoted in August 2004 to the rank of Detective Sergeant First Class; and

WHEREAS, DSFC Walker's service with the State Police was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and honorable devotion to the principles of the New Jersey State Police; and

WHEREAS, DSFC Walker served proudly as part of the finest State Police force in the Nation; and

WHEREAS, DSFC Walker expired at his residence on October 3, 2004 of natural causes 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 on Saturday, October 9, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Detective Sergeant First Class Deavlin Walker, Badge No. 3599.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 7th day of
October 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