Monday, February 20, 2006
If you’re dying, you shouldn’t have to spend your remaining time alive fighting for your partner to receive your pension. But that’s what Lt. Laurel Hester did for her partner, and for all of us. A lifelong cop and member of her New Jersey Police and Firemen's Retirement System, the freeholders in charge of the system refused to turn over her benefits to her partner if she were to die. Lt. Hester was very sick from cancer yet she testified and eventually they relented. She passed away yesterday. Peace to Laurel.
Si lo sabe dios que lo sepa el mundo—If god knows, let the whole world know.
Posted by LeLo at Monday, February 20, 2006