The family of LEOs who die on the job get a very charitable survivors benefits. At least they do locally, and I assume Federal LEO have similar benefits.
That's more than most employed people get in this country. I have to fund my life insurance policy 100% on my own. I carry 400k, and the policy will be in force until my last kid turns 21. That reflects my values and sense of personal responsibility to my family.
But the police (in general) seem to think they are special. That even if they die of a heart attack, while on vacation, they deserve FULL benefits equivalent to what they would get IF they were killed in the line of duty. http://www.workerscompensationsettle...e-officers.php I understand the motivation -- and I completely reject it.
My sincere sympathy is extended to the family, but not my money. Extending my money would 'prove' nothing, and imho there's no plate to step up to. But on the upside, at least donations are voluntary -- unlike mandatory tax funded survivor benefits if a cop dies of a heart attack while on vacation, scuba diving in Hawaii.
And that murderer was not "kind of a jerk," that makes light of how deplorable his actions were.
That statement is logically inconsistent. You can't leap to the conclusion that there's ZERO chance, if you don't even KNOW the facts.There's zero percent chance this is PTSD. I don't think the guy ever saw combat."—Pierce County Sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer on Ron & Don Show, KIRO FM