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John Nuthall


October 20, 2006

Statement from Pat Lynch on 9/11 death benefits

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“There should be no difference in the benefits provide to the family of a police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty or who becomes ill and dies from toxic exposure during the rescue, recovery or cleanup from the attack on the World Trade Center. Both fatal injuries were incurred in the protection of the City of New York and both are entitled to 100% of the death benefit. The Mayor’s lawyers should not be attempting to reduce this desperately needed and well earned benefit.”

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