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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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 retirement board of the city of Leominster is hereby authorized and directed to retire Thomas Kent, a police officer of said city, who, as a result of injuries sustained while in the performance of his duties on September 15, 1995, is totally and permanently incapacitated from further service as a police officer. The annual amount of pension payable to said Thomas Kent shall be fixed in an amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which would have been paid to him 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, said retirement board shall forthwith pay to him the amount credited to him as accumulated total deductions in the annuity savings of the Leominster retirement system.

SECTION 2. Thomas Kent 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, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 41 of the General Laws.

SECTION 3. Upon the death of Thomas Kent, if his wife survives him, the retirement board of the city of Leominster 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 September 5, 1997.