Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director
212-298-9190

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

February 20, 2013
For Immediate Release


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PAT LYNCH REACTS TO AN APPELLATE COURT DECISION
THAT THE LAW ONLY PROVIDES FULL MEDICAL COVERAGE
FOR LINE OF DUTY INJURIES FOR ACTIVE POLICE OFFICERS

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“We are reviewing the decision with an eye towards appeal but we still have to wonder why retired New York City Police Officers who were injured on the job are being treated differently from virtually every other government employee in New York State whose line of duty injury benefits continue into retirement.  An injured police officer should not have to shoulder the burden for an injury incurred in the service of the city.”

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