California Lawmaker Wants to Correct Comp Denial for Out-of-State Cops Who Responded During Vegas Shooting

November 1, 2017

A California lawmaker said he plans to introduce a bill that would require worker’s compensation for police officers injured while responding to crimes committed out of state.

The proposal by Assemblyman Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, is in response to off-duty officers who responded to the Las Vegas shooting being denied workers’ comp, the Orange County Register is reporting.

“More than 200 California police officers were attending a country music show on Oct. 1 when Stephen Paddock fired into the festival crowd, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500,” the Register reported in an article this week.

Many of those officers reportedly helped people to safety, performed CPR and assisted local authorities, while some California officers were shot while responding, according to the article.

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  • November 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm
    Mark B says:
    Easy to understand why the cops were denied coverage. They were off duty. Be interesting to see how this would pan out and what flood gates may open for other occupations coll... read more
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