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LONGMEADOW SENATOR SEEKING DEATH BENEFITS FOR ALL PUBLIC SERVANTS

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 18, 2017.....The family of a Longmeadow Department of Public Works foreman killed after a train struck his snowplow in March would be eligible to receive death benefits like those given to police and firefighters who die in the line of duty, under a state senator's proposal.

Sen. Eric Lesser, a Longmeadow Democrat, filed an amendment to the Senate's fiscal 2018 budget that would extend line-of-duty death benefits to all public workers killed while performing their job.


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