State of New Jersey
Executive Order #80

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Roy E. Prouty served as the Chief of Country Lakes Fire Company, a volunteer organization in Country Lakes, Pemberton Township; and

WHEREAS, Roy Prouty, in addition to being trained as a firefighter, was a certified medical technician, who responded to numerous fire and medical emergencies in his home community of Country Lakes; and

WHEREAS, Roy Prouty, through his volunteer service, selflessly shared his expertise, talent, time and energy with his community; and

WHEREAS, Roy Prouty was a courageous and dedicated firefighter and leader, as well as a loving husband and father of three children; and

WHEREAS, Roy Prouty lost his life in the line of duty, while attending to an injured victim, risking his own welfare to preserve that of others; and

WHEREAS, Roy Prouty's dedicated, selfless and courageous service to his community and to this State is exemplary and merits recognition; 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 Monday, November 3, 2003, in recognition and mourning of Fire Chief Roy E. Prouty.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 3rd day of November in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Three, and of the Independence of the United States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Eighth.

/s/ James E. McGreevey




/s/ Michael R. DeCotiis

Chief Counsel to the Governor