|State of New Jersey
"Protecting Public Safety by Changing Offender Behavior"
Marcus O. Hicks, Esq.
“Dedicated to the honor and memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty”
Those 18 words grace the New Jersey Department of Corrections’ memorial to its fallen officers, a polished black granite wall, standing four feet high that was dedicated on the grounds of our Central Office on May 17, 2007. The U.S. Department of Justice provided the department with a grant to fund the memorial.
The significance of this memorial cannot be overstated. It is our fervent hope that by recognizing our fallen heroes in this manner, perhaps all of us can gain some measure of appreciation of the impact these brave individuals had on the communities they were sworn to protect as well as the lives of those who knew and loved them.