JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A Mississippi lawmaker says the families of law enforcement officers and other emergency personnel who died from COVID-19 need to receive compensation.
Rep. Tom Miles, a Democrat who represents Rankin and Scott counties, said he submitted a request Friday morning for a House Bill to ensure those families are taken care of.
“I took this action after seeing reports that these families will not receive the $100,000 normally due them from the State when their loved ones die in the line of duty,” he stated in a social media post.
The request also includes the families of front-line health care workers who died while caring for COVID patients, he further stated.
View his complete statement below or open this link.