Article 12A.

Public Safety Employees' Death Benefits Act.

143-166.1. Purpose.

In consideration of hazardous public service rendered to the people of this State, there is hereby provided a system of benefits for dependents of law-enforcement officers, firefighters, rescue squad workers, and senior Civil Air Patrol members killed in the discharge of their official duties, and for dependents of noncustodial employees of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety killed by an individual or individuals in the custody of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice of the Department of Public Safety. (1959, c. 1323, s. 1; 1965, c. 937; 1973, c. 634, s. 2; 1975, c. 284, s. 6; 1977, c. 797; 1983, c. 761, s. 236; 2018-5, s. 35.29(a).)