FORT WORTH (AP) — The Fort Worth City Council voted to extend leave-of-absence pay benefits for a police officer paralyzed in a 2003 line-of-duty shooting.
The council also denied an extension to a former police officer critically injured in a crash in the line of duty.
The council voted 5-4 Tuesday to extend Officer Lisa Ramsey’s benefits for three years until she becomes eligible for retirement. The 52-year-old officer has been on light police duties since 2004 so she could remain on the force.
However, the council voted chose not to extend the leave-of-absence benefits for Officer Richard Lambing. The 41-year-old officer lost his hearing and requires a walker or wheelchair for mobility. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports he can’t work as a policeman but expressed hope for returning “in some capacity.”
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- BMW Recalls Over 150,000 Vehicles Because Engines Could Stall
- Prince’s Paisley Park Reopens As Museum
- Parents Charged After Toddler Dies In Fire
- Pedestrian Struck And Killed On Highway 360
- Big 12 Will Take Top 2 Teams For Title Game, No Divisions