AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE-BOSTON RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO RETIRE RUSSELL F. FISHER, A POLICE OFFICER OF THE CITY OF BOSTON.
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 any general or special
law to the contrary,
and in order to promote the public good, the State-Boston retirement system is
hereby authorized and directed to retire Russell F. Fisher, a police officer of
the city of Boston, who as a result of injuries sustained while in the
performance of his duties as a police officer is totally and permanently
incapacitated for further service as a police officer. The annual amount of
pension payable said Russell F. Fisher under this act shall be fixed in an
amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which he would have been paid
had he continued in service as a police officer of said city at the grade held
at the time of his retirement. Such retirement shall become effective as of
the date following the last day on which he received regular compensation.
Upon such retirement, the State-Boston retirement system shall forthwith pay to
him the amount credited to him as accumulated total deductions in the annuity
SECTION 2. Russell F. Fisher shall be entitled to receive such
indemnification for all hospital, medical and related expenses that have been
or may be, incurred after the date of his retirement as a result of the
sustained by him while in the performance of his duties, under the
provisions of chapter forty-one of the General Laws.
SECTION 3. Upon the death of Russell F. Fisher, leaving
Catherine S. Fisher, his wife surviving him, the State-Boston retirement system
shall pay to her so long as she remains unmarried, an annuity in the amount of
three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to him, per month at the
time of his death. If said Catherine S. Fisher remarries, the city of Boston
shall pay, in lieu of the aforesaid annuity to her, an annuity of five hundred
and twenty dollars per month to her.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.