August 8, 2022

Review Category : PNN Daily News

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

** Families of Nebraska LODD paramedics now entitled to $250,000 one-time payout

UNITED STATES NEWS

** The families of Nebraska LODD paramedics are now entitled to a one-time pay-out of $250,000. That is the word from KPVI (Martha Stoddard/Omaha World-Herald/July 30) which said new legislation which took effect July 21st will provide the money for fallen emergency medical services medics, whether paid or volunteer. In addition, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and correctional workers will also be covered under the statute. The $250,000 will also be adjusted for inflation. In 2021, the state recorded six line of duty deaths, while this year so far has seen two firefighters and one police officer die.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

** Boston paramedics in Massachusetts legally treat police dog under new Nero’s Law

UNITED STATES NEWS

** Boston paramedics in Massachusetts marked a first for the state Tuesday when treating a police K-9 after he was shot by a suspect who later shot himself. That is the word from 10 Boston (Alysha Palumbo/July 27) which said practitioners legally administered care to K-9 Frankie under Nero’s Law which was signed earlier this year. Nero’s Law allows medics to both treat and transport injured police dogs, provided no human requires their treatment at that moment. State Police spokesman Col. Christopher Mason said Belgian Malinois Frankie, 11, died shortly afterwards. He had worked with police for nine years. Nero’s Law was named after K-9 Nero who was shot in 2018 while trying to nab a Barnstable suspect. Nero, who survived the ordeal, was transported to the vet in a police cruiser.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

** Funeral service set for next week for New Mexico rescue specialist killed in chopper crash

UNITED STATES NEWS

** Funeral services for a Bernalillo, New Mexico rescue specialist killed in a July 16th chopper crash near Las Vegas will be held Monday. That is the word from KRQE (Isaac Cruz/July 28) which said the commemoration for Matthew King will be held at the Tingley Coliseum at 11:30 a.m. in Albuquerque. King was returning from assisting with the East Mesa Fire when the aircraft went down. Other victims included Undersheriff Larry Koren, Lieutenant Fred Beers, and Deputy Michael Levison. Services for the latter three will take place this week and next.

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