Ptl. Hans leads outstanding flag-folding detail…


Seaside Heights Police Patrolman James Hans is seen as he prepares to present a folded flag to Chief Thomas J. Boyd, part of the recent funeral services of Captain David L. Szalkowski.

Ptl. Hans leads outstanding flag-folding detail: An intergal part of the recent funeral services of Seaside Heights Police Captain David L. Szalkowski was the folding of the American flag covering the coffin, and its presentation to the family. Leading the team for this duty was SHPD Patrolman James “Jamie” Hans. The flag had to be folded with military precision, and Ptl. Hans took the responsibility very seriously. Ptl. Hans appeared very tense during the folding, but later explained that the look of tension on his face was caused not only by emotions, but also how hard he had to tug the material to make the flag fold just so. Once the flag was folded, Ptl. Hans presented it to Chief Thomas J. Boyd, and Chief Boyd presented the folded flag to Captain Szalkowkski’s son, Leo, 14.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: