Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section twenty-six of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, a brother or sister of Sherman Griffiths, a police officer of the city of Boston who was killed while in the performance of his duty as the result of an assault on his person on February eighteenth, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, who passes the required written and physical examinations for entrance to the police service shall have his name certified for original appointment to the police department of the city of Boston before all other persons on the eligible list for such appointment; provided, however, that if more than one person is deemed to be eligible pursuant to the provisions of this act, the names of such persons shall be certified in the order of their respective scores on the open competitive civil service examination for such police service.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.