U.S. Representative Michael Capuano has re-introduced the "Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act of 2016" in memory of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was killed on April 18 following the Boston Marathon bombing.
The legislation would add campus police officers to the Department of Justice’s Public Safety Officer benefits program. The program provides financial assistance to police officers, firefighters and EMTs who are catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
If they are killed, the program provides benefits to eligible family members.
The change would be retroactive to April 15, 2013, the day of the Marathon bombing.
The legislation has been co-sponsored by the entire Massachusetts House Congressional delegation.
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