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Senate Passes Bill to Pay LODD Benefits to Officers who Die of COVID-19

The measure removes the requirement that families of officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians do not have to prove that the first responder was infected while on the job as long as the person was diagnosed with COVID-45 within 45 days of his or her last shift.

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Protect Yourself by Documenting Your Coronavirus Exposures

How will officers who are symptomatic of the coronavirus now be able to substantiate its impact on their health in the future?

New NC Law Toughens Penalty for Assaulting LEOs

"Conner's Law" is named after State Trooper Kevin Conner, who was shot to death almost a year ago during a traffic stop in Columbus County, NC.

Video: Comedian Jon Stewart Blasts Congress Over Treatment of Sick and Dying 9/11 Heroes

One of the 9/11 first responders who attended the hearing was retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez. The cancer-stricken bomb tech told the representatives that he would be returning to New York after the hearing for his 69th round of chemotherapy. "I should not be here with you, but you made me come," he said.

NH Senate OKs Making Court Officers Eligible for Death Benefit

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.