Towns and Cities
Relief of Injured and Deceased Fire Fighters and Police Officers
R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-19-15
§ 45-19-15. Extension of provisions to widows or widowers or domestic partners of other deceased police officers and fire fighters.
The legislative body of any city or town may, by ordinance, provide that the provisions of §§ 45-19-4 and 45-19-12 apply in the case of any unremarried widow or widower or domestic partner, of any police officer or fire fighter which police officer or fire fighter died while in service or was retired from the police or fire force of a city or town on pensions prior to his or her death. The annuities shall be paid to the widow or widower or domestic partner by the proper authority of the city or town in which the police officer or fire fighter was employed at the time of his or her retirement.
History of Section.
P.L. 1956, ch. 3767, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 45-19-15; P.L. 1984, ch. 333, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 510, § 15.