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News and Media 2019-06-04T21:06:42+00:00

Wife of Injured Billings Police Officer Takes Fight For Injured Officers To Our Nation’s Capital

Posted by: Julie Koerber on Yellowstone Stone Valley Woman
The silvery scars that run up and down Ladd Paulson’s legs serve as a faint reminder of the not one but two near-fatal motorcycle crashes he suffered while on the job as a Billings police officer.

Senate Unanimously Passes Grassley-Gillibrand Bill to Aid Officers Disabled in Line of Duty

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed legislation authored by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to improve access to assistance for first responders permanently disabled in the line of duty. The Protecting America’s First Responders Act establishes guidelines for determining eligibility for federal benefit under the Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB) program and provides the Justice Department with new tools to more uniformly and efficiently adjudicate benefit claims.

“This week is National Police Week, a time to honor America’s law enforcement officers for their sacrifices serving our communities. So it’s only fitting that the Senate unanimously passed our bipartisan bill to help those who have given so much to help us. This bill helps ensure public safety officers whose lives have been permanently altered by a catastrophic injury in the line of duty get the support they deserve. The House of Representatives should swiftly pass this bill and send it to President Trump,” Grassley said.

New legislation is a huge win for disabled emergency responders

National Police Week Candlelight Vigil for fallen officers. (LET)

Posted by: LET Staff
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate unanimously voted to pass new laws that would improve access to assistance for emergency responders that were personally injured in the line of duty.

Group: DOJ officer benefits program plagued with delays, dysfunction

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — A national law enforcement group that supports disabled and injured officers is blasting the Department of Justice, claiming its public safety officers’ benefits program continues to fall short.

The program is supposed to offer financial aid to first responders injured in the line of duty, to help them stay afloat while out of work.

Families of seriously-injured police officers say healthcare systems are failing them

By Greg Norman | Fox News
Police officers across the nation put their lives on the line every day to protect Americans, but, when it comes time to repay that debt, families and advocates say the system in place leaves them “left out to dry.”

Police and corrections officers face potentially damaging delays in workers’ comp claims

By: Darcy Spears
Police and corrections officers take an oath to serve and protect. You’d expect when they’re injured on duty, they’re taken care of. But we uncovered a heartbreaking story about a system that many say is letting our officers down.

Police officer suicides surpass in the line of duty deaths in 2018

Police officer suicides surpass in the line of duty deaths in 2018

KUSI’s John Soderman sheds light on the disturbing fact- In 2018, more American police officers took their own lives than were killed in the line of duty.