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.
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.”
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.
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.