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State board approves claims for families of fallen officers

State panel approves payments to survivors (source: FOX 8 News) State panel approves payments to survivors (source: FOX 8 News)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

The Law Enforcement Officers and Firemen's Survivor Benefit Review Board today approved benefits for the families of the Baton Rouge law enforcement officers who were killed in the July 17th shooting. 

The claims for Deputy Brad Garafola, Officer Matt Gerald, and Officer Montrell Jackson were passed unanimously by the board's members: Attorney General Jeff Landry, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, State Fire Marshal Butch Browning, and State Risk Director Bud Thompson. 

Pending receipt of all documents required by statute and the rules promulgated by the Board, payment will be made of $250,000 to the surviving spouse and $25,000 for each dependent child.

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