State of New Jersey
Executive Order #99

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, James Dodridge, a resident of Old Bridge Township, joined the Old Bridge First Aid and Rescue Squad in 1993; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dodridge served the First Aid and Rescue Squad and the People of Old Bridge as a volunteer Emergency Medical technician with exceptional courage, dedication and professionalism, genuine courtesy and abiding commitment to the finest humanitarian traditions; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dodridge proudly served in the Squad for eleven years, in various capacities as the chaplain, engineer and crew chief in charge of a six-member unit; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Dodridge 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 Saturday, March 20, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Old Bridge First Aid and Rescue Squad Crew Chief James Dodridge.
  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this19th day
of March in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand
and Four, and of the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Eighth.

/s/ James E. McGreevey




/s/ Mark J. Fleming
Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor