Families Of Slain Baton Rouge Officers To Receive $250k
Each of the families of the three fallen Baton Rouge police officers will receive $250-thousand from the Law Enforcement Officers and Firemen’s Survivors Fund. Attorney General Jeff Landry is the chairman of the fund’s review board. He says each child of the officers will receive $25-thousand and the chance to attend college.
“There’s also a separate statute that will grant the children of those slain officers the ability to attend any public university in Louisiana tuition free,” Landry said.
Landry says nothing can replace their lost loved ones, but this will hopefully help to bring them some financial relief. He says they should receive lump sum checks in just a few weeks, once they get all the documents from the courts and police.
“Once those documents are received and ORM reviews them, they’ll approve it, we’ll call another meeting, and the checks will be issued immediately thereafter,” Landry said.
Landry says he called a special meeting of the board to get these benefits to the families as soon as possible.
“We felt that it was necessary to call a special meeting- we weren’t scheduled to meet again until October- to move those benefits forward,” Landry said.