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Family of Fallen Ariz. Cop Given Discounted Benefits

November 19, 2012  | 

Photo: Glendale PD
Photo: Glendale PD

The family of deceased Glendale (Ariz.) Police Officer Brad Jones was about to lose its health insurance through the city one year after the 27-year-old father of two was killed on the job.

A change made by city officials in September, however, will extend the city's discounted benefits for the Joneses and other families whose breadwinners are killed on the job.

Cindy Jones and her children had been receiving free health insurance through the city under a state law, known as Harrolle's Law, that requires employers to pay for such benefits for a year after a law-enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty.

Brad Jones was shot and killed while helping a probation officer make an arrest in October 2011.

Read the full Arizona Republic story.

Related:

Ariz. Cop Shot by Probationer Was Helpful, Friendly


Comments (4)

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JC @ 11/20/2012 3:43 AM

The law only allows free health benefits for a year and that's it? Law needs changed to require it to be lifelong for the widow and until adulthood for the children. It's the least that the state/cities can do when a peace officer gives the the ultimate sacrifice.
At least the city stepped up to the plate and allowed the health plan to continue under a discount rate but in my opinion if I had been on that city council I would be telling the others then need to give it to the family for free and the city would pick up the tab.

Trigger @ 11/20/2012 5:22 AM

It is sad that the value of life comes down to dollars and cents. I laugh everytime I drive through a construction zone in Michigan where it say "Kill or injure a worker, get fined $7,500.00....", that's less that killing a deer out of season.

S.S @ 11/20/2012 7:57 AM

This is bullshit for only one year. What about all the lowlife, shitbag, assholes in prison and jail. They get free everything, and we're paying for it. this just really pisses me off. They've done nothing to contribute to society and they get free medical, dental and optical. No what's wrong with this picture?

Steve @ 11/20/2012 9:50 AM

Benifits should continue at no cost to the spouse and the children until the wife remarries and is provided ins thru the husband, the kids should receive it until they reach the age of 25 or until they take employment that provides it.

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