§ 45-21.3-1. Surviving spouse and surviving dependent children.
Upon the death of any regular and permanent police official, police chief, or police officer, or any regular and permanent fire fighter, fire chief, or fire official who has retired from the service of any city or town which has not accepted chapter 21 or 21.2 of this title, sixty-seven and one-half percent (67 1/2%) of the benefits paid to the retired police officer or fire fighter shall be paid to his or her dependent spouse, for his or her lifetime until he or she remarries, or if there is no spouse or the spouse remarries, then to his or her dependent children until they attain the age of eighteen (18).
(P.L. 1975, ch. 81, § 1; P.L. 1976, ch. 185, § 1.)