Firefighter Stephen Dembski was a life-long resident of Ridgefield Park,
a volunteer firefighter and a former Fire Chief serving the community
for 23 years; and
WHEREAS, Firefighter Dembski followed a family tradition by joining
the fire company, and served the Fire Department and the people of Ridgefield
Park with exceptional courage, dedication and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, Firefighter Dembski was a loving husband and a devoted father
of two sons; and
WHEREAS, Firefighter Dembski will be remembered as an “all around
great guy” and an active member in his community who served as
a little league coach and was involved in many other activities; and
WHEREAS, Firefighter Dembski has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving
his life as a volunteer firefighter 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.
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 the State
of New Jersey shall be flown at half staff at all State departments,
offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Friday,
July 20, 2007 in recognition of the life and mourning of the passing
of Firefighter Stephen Dembski.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 19th day
Two Thousand and Seven, and of
the Independence of the United States, the
Two Hundred and Thirty-First.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine