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NH Senate OKs Making Court Officers Eligible for Death Benefit

February 19, 2018
New Hampshire's court security officers who are killed in the line of duty would be eligible for the same death benefits as police officers and firefighters under a bill passed by the state Senate.

Bill Would Extend Insurance Benefits to Families of Fallen Colorado Officers

February 9, 2018
According to current Colorado law, insurance benefits for families of a state employee who is killed on the job expire on the first day of the next month. For Velma, that was six days after her state trooper husband died.

Trump Signs Bills to Help Police Officers, Veterans

June 5, 2017
President Trump said Friday he was “very happy” to sign into law two bills that would provide help to members of law enforcement and military veterans.

Death Benefit for Families of MA First Responders Doubled

March 30, 2017
Surrounded by public safety officials, Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed a law doubling the death benefit for families of Massachusetts first responders killed in the line of duty.

GA House Passes 'Back the Badge' License Plate Bill

March 20, 2017
The Georgia House of Representatives passed the "Back the Badge" license plate bill on Thursday by a vote of 165-1. Under Senate Bill 169, the proceeds from the plate would go to the Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund.

Orlando Officer's Family Not Entitled to Same Benefits as Fallen Deputy

January 25, 2017
Two families of fallen Florida officers who died during the manhunt for accused killer Markeith Loyd will receive vastly different pension benefits because of a difference between state and city policy.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Wants Texas to Buy Rifle-Resistant Vests for Its Officers

October 14, 2016
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants to give all Texas patrol officers ballistic vests that can withstand rifle rounds — and to exempt the spouses of fallen first responders from paying property taxes until they remarry.

100 Club of Chicago Announces Cale America as Newest Sponsor

July 6, 2016
The 100 Club of Chicago, which provides for the families of first responders killed in the line of duty, has announced a new partnership with Cale America, supplier of payment technology for parking and transportation in the Chicago area and throughout the United States.

Family Will Get Disability Benefits in Ex-Phoenix Officer's PTSD Suicide

April 14, 2016
A police board on Wednesday approved disability benefits for the family of Craig Tiger, a former Phoenix officer whose suicide became a rallying cry for changes in how the department handles PTSD.

Florida Governor Signs Bill for Families of Fallen First Responders

April 11, 2016
Families of Florida police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty will be eligible for additional benefits under a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.

Oklahoma City Police Recruit's Widow to Receive Benefits

December 10, 2015
The federal government has reversed course and agreed to pay first-responder benefits for the widow and children of Kelley Chase, the Oklahoma City police recruit who died after a training accident.

Families of Slain Arizona Officers Wait for Federal Benefit

September 8, 2015
Families of some Arizona officers who died in the line of duty are waiting more than a year for a large federal benefit payout from a program often criticized for being mired in red tape, and others might not qualify at all. More Here.

Video: Families of Slain Arizona Officers Wait for Federal Benefit

September 8, 2015
Families of some Arizona officers who died in the line of duty are waiting more than a year for a large federal benefit payout from a program often criticized for being mired in red tape, and others might not qualify at all.

NRA Increases LE Line of Duty Death Benefit

November 7, 2014
The National Rifle Association is increasing its Line of Duty Death benefit from $25,000 to $35,000. This benefit is automatically available to any current NRA Member, who is also a public law enforcement officer and is killed in the line of duty.

N.M. Court: Tribal Officer's Widow Entitled to Benefits

August 21, 2013
The widow of an off-duty tribal New Mexico officer who died trying to save a boy is entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits, a state appellate court ruled Tuesday.

Death Benefits

March 21, 2013

The Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act was signed into law in 1976, and it codified a means for the families of fallen law enforcement officers to file claims with the Department of Justice for financial assistance.

Family of Fallen Ariz. Cop Given Discounted Benefits

November 19, 2012
The family of deceased Glendale 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.

Slain Missouri Trooper's Life Partner Fights for Survivor Benefits

November 6, 2012
The life partner of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper killed on duty in 2009 has filed a lawsuit after he was denied surviving spousal benefits by the Missouri Department of Transportation and Retirement System (MPERS).

Maricopa County Sheriff Gives Family Survivors $64K

January 31, 2012
The Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office has given the family of a deputy killed responding to a burglary call a check for $64,000.

Video: Mass. Denies Benefits To Police Widow

December 29, 2011
The widow of a Boston Police officer has been fighting the state for accidental death benefits for 13 years since her husband's death from Hepatitis C.
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