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  • Acts
  • 1997
  • Chapter 87 AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE-BOSTON RETIREMENT BOARD TO RETIRE JONATHAN STRATTON, 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, as follows:


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 board is hereby authorized and directed to retire Jonathan Stratton, a police officer of the city of Boston, who, as a result of injuries sustained while in the performance of his duties on November 30, 1995, is totally and permanently incapacitated from further service as a police officer.

The annual amount of pension payable to Jonathan Stratton shall be fixed in an amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which would have been paid had he continued in service as a police officer of said city at the grade held by him 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 board shall forthwith pay to him the amount credited to him as accumulated total deductions in the annuity savings of the state-Boston retirement system.

SECTION 2. Said Jonathan Stratton 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 injuries sustained by him while in the performance of his duties, according to the provisions of chapter 41 of the General Laws.

SECTION 3. Upon the death of said Jonathan Stratton should his wife survive him, the state-Boston retirement board 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 wife remarries, said city shall pay, in lieu of the aforesaid annuity, an annuity of $520 per month to her.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 29, 1997.