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MSPBA Legislative Alert House Bill 269 (UPDATED)

UPDATE 3/14/13: House Bill 269 passed the legislature yesterday afternoon 3/13/13. The bill now goes to the Governor for his approval. The bill will increase the death benefit of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty from $65,000.00 to $100,000.00 effective July 1, 2014.


  • This Bill will increase death benefits for the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty from the current $65,000 to $100,000.
  • The bill will hopefully pass out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday and then go to the full Senate for vote. This is the last step before the governor signs the bill into Law.
Open a new message in your email program, copy this link senators@senate.ms.gov and paste it in the send to address. Then copy and paste the message below or write your own message. Write in your name and hit send. This will send your message to all of our state senators.   
I respectfully request your support and vote for the passage of House Bill 269. This bill increases death benefits for the families of law enforcement officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty from $65,000 to $100,000. Further, it extends these benefits to Emergency Management Personnel and Coroners. The bill also provides for additional funding for these benefits.
I have provided below for your consideration, the current line of duty death benefits for law enforcement officers in Mississippi and surrounding states.
Louisiana         $250,000.00
Arkansas          $200,000.00
Alabama          $100,000.00
Georgia           $100,000.00
Mississippi       $65,000.00

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June 17, 2015

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Mississippi Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Meridian Police Officer Luke Castillo. Castillo passed away at his home on June 11th.