Executive Order No. 213 (2021) -

Executive Order No. 213 (2021)

Governor Philip D. Murphy

Executive Order No. 213 (2021)

A Continuing Tribute to the Life and Passing of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick and an Order that the U.S. and New Jersey Flags Remain at Half-Staff Until the Day of Officer Sicknick's Interment

Issued: January 10, 2021.

Effective: January 10, 2021.

WHEREAS, on Saturday, January 9, 2021, I ordered the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff on Monday, January 11, 2021, in recognition and mourning of United States Capitol Police Officer and former New Jersey National Guard Citizen-Airman Staff Sergeant Brian D. Sicknick, who was a New Jersey native; and

WHEREAS, since that time, media reports have indicated that funeral services will be held at the U.S. Capitol; and

WHEREAS, public funerals at the U.S. Capitol are held to mark a period of national mourning, and in such circumstances, it is proper protocol for flags to be lowered through the day of interment;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PHILIP D. MURPHY, 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 New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Monday, January 11, 2021, and shall remain at half-staff through the day of Officer Sicknick's interment, in recognition and mourning of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

(Published August 17, 2016 in the New Jersey Register at 48 N.J.R. 1845(a). Published January 10, 2021 in the New Jersey Register at 53 N.J.R. 151(b).)

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