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10-33 Benevolent Fund
"Officer in Need of Assistance -- Code 10-33"
"Missouri 10-33" is a statewide fund for the survivors of Public Safety Officers who have given their lives in service to their fellow citizens. "Missouri 10-33" will help enable surviving spouses and children to live comfortably and ease the burden of their loss. This fund is a tax deductible (501[c]) charitable endeavor.
Public Safety Officers Eligible for the "Missouri 10-33" benefits
A Public Safety Officer is a person serving a public agency in an official capacity, with or without compensation, as a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or member of a public rescue squad or ambulance crew. Law enforcement officers include, but are not limited to, police, corrections, probation, parole and judicial officers. Volunteer Firefighters and members of volunteer rescue squads and ambulance crews are covered under the program if they are officially recognized or designated members of legally organized volunteer firefighter, rescue or ambulance departments.
A public agency is defined as the United States; any U.S. State; the District of Columbia; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and U.S. territory or possession; any unit of local government; any combination of such States or units; and any department, agency or instrumentality of the foregoing.
To be eligible for benefits, a public safety officer's death must result from injuries sustained in the line of duty. Line of Duty is defined as any action that the public safety officer whose primary function is crime control or reduction, enforcement of the criminal law or suppression of fires is authorized or obligated by law, rule or regulation or condition of employment or service to perform. To be eligible for program benefits, other public safety officers, whose primary function is not law enforcement or fire suppression must be engaged in their authorized law enforcement, fire suppression, rescue squad or ambulance duties when the fatality occurs.