State of New Jersey
Executive Order #94

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Bertram T. Zimmerman III, joined the New Jersey State Police in March, 2001, and was assigned to Troop A, Tactical Patrol Unit; and

WHEREAS, Trooper Zimmerman served with exceptional courage and professionalism, genuine courtesy and abiding commitment to the finest traditions of the New Jersey State Police; and

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

WHEREAS, Trooper Zimmerman has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the line of duty while protecting New Jersey 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 for one week, commencing Thursday, February 5, 2004, in recognition and mourning of New Jersey State Trooper Bertram T. Zimmerman III, Badge 5853.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this fifth day
of February in the Year of Our Lord, Two
Thousand and Four, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Eighth.

James E. McGreevey


Michael R. DeCotiis
Chief Counsel to the Governor