WHEREAS, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Barry Lee Bush was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, graduated from Pottstown High School, and from Indiana College of Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, Special Agent Bush was fifty-two years old, and a loving and devoted husband and father of two children, who resided with his family in Forks Township, Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, Special Agent Bush was a good neighbor, a lover of the outdoors, and an avid Civil War enthusiast and collector; and
WHEREAS, Special Agent Bush joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1987, and was assigned to the Bureau's Newark, New Jersey, offices in 1991; and
WHEREAS, prior to joining the FBI, Special Agent Bush served the public as a police officer in the Boyertown and Pottstown Police Departments; and
WHEREAS, during his long and distinguished career in law enforcement, Special Agent Bush successfully investigated many high profile, complex and dangerous crimes, including terrorism; and
WHEREAS, on April 5, 2007, Special Agent Bush tragically lost his life in the line of duty, while in pursuit of a band of suspected bank robbers in Readington, New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, Special Agent Bush's selfless devotion to public service and acts of heroism in the protection of others make him a true role model for all New Jerseyans and, therefore, it is appropriate and fitting for the State where he served as a federal peace officer to recognize his true commitment to the welfare and safety of others, to mark his untimely passing, to remember his family as they mourn their tragic loss, and to honor his memory;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JON S. CORZINE, 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:
- 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 the appropriate hours on April 13, 2007, in recognition of the life and in mourning of the passing of Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Barry Lee Bush.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 10th day
Two Thousand and Seven, and of the
Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirty-First.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
/s/ Kenneth H. Zimmerman
Chief Counsel to the Governor