- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Survivors of Mississippi law enforcement officers and firefighters could become eligible for larger payments if the first responders are killed on the job.

The state House passed a bill Thursday to increase the death benefits from $65,000 to $100,000.

The last increase was in 2007.

House Bill 1433 (http://bit.ly/1c800l9 ) also says that emergency management agency employees would become eligible for death benefits coverage. The bill moves to the Senate for more work.

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