FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Virginia Police Recruit's Widow Denied Benefits

December 22, 2010  | 

The widow of 40-year-old Norfolk (Va.) Police recruit John Kohn is not entitled to receive any death benefits, after her husband died during police training, reports WTKR.

The Virginia Line of Duty Act says benefits are available for families of "any individual whose death is the result of the performance of his duty" as a law enforcement officer.

It defines "line of duty" as any action the deceased was obligated or authorized to perform. Police recruits are not obligated nor authorized to perform any police duties, until they are sworn as officers.

Read the full story at WTKR.com.

Tags: Death Benefits, Norfolk (Va.) PD, Families of Officers


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Blueknight @ 2/4/2011 11:08 PM

There should be a training clause for benefits. However this is not the first time an incident has happened. Training is good but this was taken too far. I have always been taught as an instructor you NEVER hit someone in the head during a training event.

Blueknight @ 2/4/2011 11:10 PM

That is why alot of training academies have recruits that are already sworn officers before they start training. Things need to change here.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Texas Could Get Millions for Active Shooter Training
A law enforcement training center based at Texas State University in San Marcos may...
DOJ Report Accuses Albuquerque PD of Excessive Force
The Department of Justice has found the Albuquerque Police Department has established a...
L.A. Police Chief Says He Wants a Second Term
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck declared Thursday his interest in serving a second...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of over 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine