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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 section 7 of chapter 32 of the General Laws or any other general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, the state-Boston retirement board shall grant an increased accidental disability retirement allowance to Officer Dennis Mullen of the city of Boston, who, as a result of injuries sustained while in the performance of his duties on March 29, 2000 is unable to perform the essential duties of his job and is likely to be permanently unable to do so.

SECTION 2. The annual amount of pension payable to Dennis Mullen shall be equal to the regular annual rate of compensation which he would have received if he had continued in service as a police officer of the department at the grade held by him at the time of his retirement.
This retirement shall become effective on the date immediately following the final day for which he received regular compensation for his employment.
Upon his retirement, the state-Boston retirement board shall pay to Dennis Mullen the amount credited to him as accumulated total deductions in the annuity savings fund of the state-Boston retirement board. Dennis Mullen shall be entitled to receive 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 his injuries, under chapter 41 of the General Laws.

SECTION 3. Upon the death of Dennis Mullen, the city of Boston shall pay an annual amount equal to 3/4 of the amount of the pension payable to him at the time of his death for the benefit of the children of Dennis Mullen for as long as that child is either under 18 years of age or totally or mentally incapacitated from working.

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

Approved October 5, 2006.