Chris Morgan

Senator Karla Bigham Joins Bipartisan Roundtable on Proposed Expansion to Public Safety Officers’ Benefit Program

Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) said today that she attended a bipartisan roundtable with Congresswoman Angie Craig, local leaders, and law enforcement officials to discuss state and federal proposals to expand the survivor benefits for public safety officers. Currently, death by suicide resulting from work-related PTSD is not accepted as a “death in the line of duty.” This hurts families of public safety officers by excluding them from receiving survivor benefits.