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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 435 AN ACT DIRECTING THE SOMERVILLE RETIREMENT BOARD TO RETIRE SEAN J. CANTY, A POLICE OFFICER OF THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE.

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, the Somerville retirement board is hereby authorized and directed to retire Sean J. Canty, a police officer of the city of Somerville, who, as a result of injuries sustained while in the performance of his duties on July 15, 1997, is totally and permanently incapacitated from further service as a police officer, upon determination in accordance with the procedures and requirements of section 7 of chapter 32 of the General Laws that such member is unable to perform the essential duties of his job and that such inability is likely to be permanent and that he should be so retired.

The annual amount of pension payable to Sean J. Canty 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 Somerville retirement board shall forthwith pay to him the amount credited to him as accumulated total deductions in the annuity savings of the Somerville retirement system.

SECTION 2. Said Sean J. Canty 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 section 100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws.

SECTION 3. Upon the death of said Sean J. Canty, should his wife survive him, the Somerville retirement board shall pay to her monthly, an annuity in the amount of three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to him at the time of his death.

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

Approved January 7, 1999.