To all of the members of police, fire and, correction departments who are fighting COVID-19:

Your collective and individual dedication to public safety is unprecedented, as you soldier-on fighting this pandemic, leaving your homes and families to protect us because your callings do not allow you all to enjoy the luxury of staying at home.  And while some of you have contracted this virus and are on the road to recovery, unfortunately, some of your brethren/sistren have sadly passed away.  We grieve with them and their respective families.

As your counsel to you and your respective labor organizations, we remain committed to you, who we proudly represent at all times, before, during, and after this pandemic.  Please take some modicum of solace knowing that we will do everything in our power to continue to protect and promote your rights, ensuring your health and safety to the fullest extent possible.

Further, we will continue to support you all in the passage of meaningful legislation in connection with COVID-19 designed to ensure that the contraction of this virus is deemed to be a line of duty injury and, as such, will result in the receipt of full disability benefits under the law.  Additionally, we will continue to fight for initiatives that mandate the establishment of municipal plans designed to address future declared public health emergencies.

From the bottom of our respective hearts, we thank each and every one of you for your service.

 

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