Gov. Rick Scott signs bill to financially help families of falle - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill to financially help families of fallen first responders

With Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies behind him, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill on Monday that’s designed to protect the families of fallen law enforcement and first responders.

The law now provides the beneficiary of the fallen with the individual's regular monthly salary for their lifetime.

This applies to all special risk class members in the Florida retirement system.  Special risk individuals include law enforcement officers, firefighters, correctional officers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, probation officers, and other employees whose job may put them at risk, according to the governor’s office.


The governor says the law will protect the families of the fallen. “Give peace of mind in case the worst thing happens that we lose another law enforcement officer. I hope we never lose another law enforcement officer in our state but I know the men and women in our state that provide law enforcement are doing a great job."

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw went on to say this is a game changer for families in times of tragedy.

Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.