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Certified Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

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The following is a list of potential benefits, which may be in addition to, or in lieu of, other death benefits.

·         Line-of-Duty Death and Disability Amendments – PEHP 801-366-7495

·         Public Safety Death Benefit – PEHP 801-366-7495

·         Utah Highway Patrol Association (UHPA) / National Troopers Coalition – UHPA President – 801-898-8472

·         OSHA – 1-801-530-6901 (Must notify within 8 hours of incident)

·         Workers Compensation – 1-385-351-8334

·         Federal Police Officer Death Benefit -1-202-616-6500 or www.bja.gov

·         Federal Worker’s Compensation Benefit – 1-202-724-0713 or 202-724-0708

·         Social Security Benefits – 1-866-690-1947

·         Veteran’s Benefits – 1-800-827-1000

·         Governor’s Golden Shield Scholarship Program -1-801-321-7100

·         Retirement

·         Contact URS Defined Benefit at 801-366-7770 or 1-800-695-4877

  • If eligible for retirement – retirement worksheet and post retirement enrollment form.
  • Call to learn about death benefits offered when certified officers are killed in the line of duty.
  • Spouse receives a lump sum payment plus a monthly benefit based on the deceased employees final average monthly salary
  • If there is no spouse or minor children, the settlement is a refund of contributions or $500.00, whichever is greater
  • The following is required before a death benefit is received: A death certificate; marriage certificate; divorce decree if previously married; birth certificate for employee, spouse and dependents; a letter from the Department explaining the incident and the fact that the employee was a sworn officer and on duty at the time of the incident.
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