Gov. Baker to increase amount families of deceased first responders recieve

BOSTON (WHDH) - Governor Baker is expected to sign a new law on Tuesday.

The law would double the amount of money that families would receive if a loved one dies in the line of duty as a first responder.

The bill would increase the benefit from $150,000 to $300,000.

It would apply to a Watertown firefighter who died earlier this month in the line of duty.


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