CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header


Fort Worth To Discuss Injured Officer’s Benefits

(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Elizabeth Dinh
Elizabeth joined CBS 11 News from Seattle's KOMO-TV in December 2...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl Fort Worth To Discuss Injured Officers BenefitsPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 Fort Worth To Discuss Injured Officers BenefitsCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 Fort Worth To Discuss Injured Officers BenefitsViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 Fort Worth To Discuss Injured Officers BenefitsPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - After being shot in the line of duty and left paralyzed, a Fort Worth police officer is fighting to keep some of her medical benefits. Lisa Ramsey was injured 10 years ago and, as a result, receives lifetime benefits from the state. However, she is still working, doing background checks for the Fort Worth Police Department.

“It’s as if the city continues to victimize me,” Ramsey said. “I was a victim from the shooting and, just every so often, I get picked at again.”

The injury took place in 2003. Ramsey was entering a convenience store, but the clerk behind the counter did not recognize her as a police officer. That clerk saw her gun and opened fire as she was coming through the door.

Ramsey receives about $35,000 from the Texas Department of Insurance for being paralyzed while on the job. Those are her lifetime benefits, and that is money that she will never lose. But she also has an annual salary of $77,000 paid for by the City of Fort Worth. The city, Ramsey explained, wants to cut off her worker’s compensation plan.

Ramsey claims that the city is trying to take away her benefits and force her into medical retirement. But the city manager said that the Fort Worth officer is double-dipping, and that the State Legislature “did not intend for an employee to simultaneously receive both” her lifetime benefits and a worker’s compensation plan.

The Fort Worth city council will address the issue on Tuesday. The proceedings will include an “informal report” to the council and discussion on the matter, but they are unlikely to vote until a later date.

Also Check Out: