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Mississippi Police, Fire call for increased death benefits

By: Magnolia Tribune - January 31, 2014

Mississippi Police and Firefighters Call For Increased Death Benefit

First responders in Mississippi are calling for a higher death benefit pay out when a police officer or firefighter is killed in the line of duty. MPB’s Jeffrey Hess reports they want the benefit raised to 100-thousand dollars.

Currently, the families of police or fire fighters killed on the job get 65-thousand dollars.

John Pope with the Mississippi firefighters association says the pay out should be increased to help those families recover financially from their loss.


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