Half-Staff Alert - Tuesday, May 29, 2018
For New Jersey Only

WHEREAS, Brian McNally joined the New Jersey State Police as a graduate of the 154th class of the New Jersey State Police Academy on August 29, 2014, and was assigned to Washington Station as a member of Troop “B”; and

WHEREAS, Trooper McNally graduated from Morristown High School in 2006 and then earned a degree in Criminal Justice from the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, in 2010; and WHEREAS, Trooper McNally accepted a commission with the United States Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant in 2010 and rose to the rank of Captain in Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines; and

WHEREAS, Trooper McNally served with exceptional courage, professionalism, and commitment to the finest ideals and traditions of the United States Marine Corps and the New Jersey State Police; and

WHEREAS, Trooper McNally served proudly as part of the finest State Police Force in the nation; and

WHEREAS, Trooper McNally was a loving son and brother, whose memory lives in the hearts of his family, friends, fellow members of the New Jersey State Police, and all law enforcement officers; and

WHEREAS, Trooper McNally lived a life of service and sacrifice where he sought to protect the freedoms of our nation and to keep our communities safe, and therefore it is appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to mark his passing and to honor his memory; and

WHEREAS, it is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Trooper McNally, and extend our sincere sympathy to his family, friends, and fellow members of the New Jersey State Police;

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 Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in recognition and mourning of a brave and loyal hero, New Jersey State Trooper Brian McNally, Badge 7664.

**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

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