Measure Would Ensure Health Coverage for Family Members of Deceased First Responders
Assemblyman Troy Singleton has introduced legislation to help ensure medical coverage is not cancelled abruptly for family members of deceased first responders, a measure that was inspired by the recent death of a Cinnaminson firefighter.
“Most of us go to work everyday and never worry about whether we’ll return home safely,” said Singleton (D-Burlington). “For family members of first responders, this is a persistent fear every day. This is the least we can do to help honor the sacrifices their loved ones make day in and day out. Whether Lt. Hunter’s death was a direct result of his official duties is immaterial given the constant sacrifices he has made throughout his career.”