13 Mar: Rice / Madden Bill Creates Support Program For Wounded Officers

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Ronald L. Rice and Fred H. Madden, to broaden the crisis hotline program for law enforcement officers to include counseling for those who have been wounded in the line of duty, was unanimously approved by the full Senate today.

“Without question, the job of a law enforcement officer can be dangerous, and sometimes these brave men and women are injured on the job,” said Senator Rice, a former police officer in Newark. “The road to recovery can be a painful, confusing and perhaps frightening one, but it can more easily be navigated with help from their own. These law enforcement officers risked their own lives for us, and we need to see that they are taken care of and given all the help needed to fully recover.”