Section 100A of Chapter 32 is hereby amended by striking subsection (c) in its entirety and replacing it with the following:
(c) The killed in the line of duty benefit shall be a 1-time payment of $300,000 to the family of a deceased public employee. As used in this section deceased public employee shall mean any public employee working for state or county government, a Massachusetts public higher education institution, a municipality, public school department, or public school district or public authority who, while in the performance of his/her duties and as a result of incident, accident or violence, was killed or sustained injuries which were the direct and proximate cause of his/her death.
Section 100A of Chapter 32 is further amended in subsection (d) by replacing each occurrence of the words “public safety employee” in this subsection with the words “public employee”
Section 16 of Chapter 15A is hereby amended by inserting after the word "corrections officer" the following words: - any public employee working for state or county government, a Massachusetts public higher education institution, a municipality, public school department, or public school district or public authority
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