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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

January 7, 2014
For Immediate Release


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FOLLOWING THE INDICTMENTS OF RETIRED MOS
ACCUSED OF SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD

PBA PRESIDENT PAT LYNCH UNDERSCORES
THE IMPORTANCE OF THOSE BENEFITS

FOR POLICE OFFICERS WHO WERE TRULY INCAPACITATED

 

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“While we do not condone anyone filing false claims, we caution everyone to recognize that there are serious psychological illnesses resulting from the devastating work performed by first responders following the attack on the World Trade Center and in performing the dangerous and difficult work of police officers.  These benefits are essential to the very survival of those first responders who have truly been incapacitated by the horror of 9/11 exposures and the stresses of big city policing.” 

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