Governor Chris Christie signed the following Executive Order:
Executive Order No. 179 – Ordering all State buildings to fly flags at half-staff on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in recognition and mourning of a brave and loyal hero, New Jersey State Trooper Anthony Raspa. Trooper Raspa lived in Highland Park, New Jersey, graduated from Bishop George Ahr High School in 2008, then graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012. Trooper Raspa joined the New Jersey State Police as a graduate of the 152nd Class of the New Jersey State Police Academy on October 4, 2013, and was a member of Troop “C” stationed in Hamilton.
“Trooper Raspa has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the line of duty while protecting the citizens of the State of New Jersey and, therefore, it is appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to mark his passing and to honor his memory. It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Trooper Raspa, and extend our sincere sympathy to his family, friends, and fellow members of the New Jersey State Police,” said Governor Christie.