Enmanuel Manny Familia widow pension advantages authorized state Senate

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Worcester Police Officer Enmanuel "Manny" Familia

WORCESTER — An modification within the state supplemental price range offering pension advantages for the household of Worcester Police Officer Enmanuel “Manny” Familia, who drowned June 4, was unanimously handed by the Senate on Thursday.

Familia, 38, died whereas attempting to rescue a drowning 14-year-old boy from Virginia at Inexperienced Hill Pond. Neither survived.

Underneath the unique regulation, solely particular circumstances that result in the demise of a police officer certified their household for pension advantages. Familia’s demise by drowning prohibited his household from receiving the pension.

The modification, launched by Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury, will shut this loophole, offering a pension to a surviving partner “if a police officer whereas within the efficiency of his duties and as the results of an accident that happens whereas such officer is trying to make a rescue of a member of the general public or emergency personnel and sustains accidents which end in demise.”

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