Worcester proposes full pension for late officer’s family

Massachusetts

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.

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