The Department of Criminal Justice Training recognizes that one of the tougher challenges facing family and agencies comes after an end-of-watch event. To that end, a liaison exists to help families and agencies navigate the process of filing claims for benefits.
CHECKLIST FOR FILING A CLAIM:
Law enforcement agency should complete Report of Police Officer’s Death, State Form No. 2.
Certified marriage license, if applicable.
Certified divorce decree, if applicable.
Certified birth certificate or adoption papers for children, if applicable.
Certified death certificate.
Uniform offense report.
Report of incident by investigating agency.
Autopsy report, if performed.
Toxicology report, if performed.
ADDRESS TO SUBMIT COMPLETED CLAIMS:
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Death Claims Administrator
C/O Asst. General Counsel, DOCJT
521 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond KY 40475
KRS 164.2841 provides free tuition at state-supported schools for survivors of a law enforcement officer, firefighter or volunteer firefighter killed in the line-of-duty.
CHECKLIST FOR STATE EDUCATION BENEFITS:
Certified marriage license or documented evidence, if applicable.
Certified divorce decree or other documented evidence, if applicable.
Certified birth certificate or adoption papers for children or other documented evidence, if applicable.
Parents or spouse’s service and cause of death certification from the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.
Documentation from the governing body or law enforcement agency that employed the deceased.