NJ flags at half-staff to honor fallen officer

July 11, 2012 4:51:49 PM PDT
Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor a southern New Jersey police officer who was killed in a crash while on duty.

The flags will be lowered Friday in tribute to Christopher Reeves.

The 40-year-old Millville officer died early Sunday when a driver - who allegedly was fleeing from police - collided with his police cruiser. The driver - who faces numerous charges - and another Millville officer were seriously injured in the accident.

Reeves' survivors include his wife, who also is a Millville police officer, and their 2-year-old son.

Guadagno - who is serving as the state's chief executive while Gov. Chris Christie is out of state - issued the directive in an executive order she signed Wednesday.