A bill that aims to help officers injured in the line of duty has passed the House on Thursday.
House Bill 3330, authored by Rep. David Perryman (D-Chickasha), would change the disability percentage for disabled officers to 100 percent.
The bill protects the officers' pension benefits when injured on the job.
Currently, disabled officers who can no longer work are often not eligible for their full pension benefits, according to officials.
“Today, the House voted to protect the financial future of Oklahoma police officers,” Perryman said. “The men and women who serve our communities as police officers put their lives in jeopardy every day in order to keep us safe. No officer should have to worry about losing their pension benefits because their job puts them in a violent situation.”
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