WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Worcester City Council has proposed expanding law to allow families to receive an officer’s full pension if they drown while trying to save a life on duty.
Worcester suggested the new clause Tuesday after Officer Enmanuel Familia drowned trying to save a 14-year-old boy, who also drowned, in a pond in Worcester on June 4.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that the City Council has to approve the order for it to fully cover the Familia family.
Councilor Morris Bergman, the sponsor of the clause, said it was a message of support to the family and first responders.