NJ Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Officer

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.

Friday, Jul 13, 2012  |  Updated 9:25 AM EDT
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Funeral services for the fallen Millville officer will begin at 10 a.m. Friday.

NBC10, Marisa Brahney

Funeral services for the fallen Millville officer will begin at 10 a.m. Friday.

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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.

Reeves funeral service will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakeside Middle School with the burial to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

The Policemen's Benevolent Association set up a fund for Reeves' son. Donations can be sent to "Officer Christopher Reeves Fund" at P.O. Box 1142, Millville, NJ 08332.

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