Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review
March 10, 2022
Senate approves compensation for families of deputy jailers killed in the line of duty
Tennessee currently offers a compensation program for families of first responders killed in the line of duty. Senate Bill 278, passed by the Senate this week, expands the definition of a law enforcement officer in the program to also include deputy jailers, retroactive to March 1, 2020. Under the program, families of first responders killed in the line of duty receive a $250,000 annuity paid over five years in $50,000 installments.
Deputy jailers risk their lives to serve Tenn...