- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Lamar County first responders won’t have to use their leave to recover from injuries received in the line of duty.

The Hattiesburg American (https://hatne.ws/1pl7VFG ) reports that the Lamar County Board of Supervisors is following the example of a new law for state law enforcement personnel.

The law signed in April by Gov. Phil Bryant included an option for counties and cities to adopt the same policy.

Sheriff Danny Rigel says Deputy Michael Wall will benefit from the change.

He was badly injured when a driver ran a red light and hit his cruiser on June 20.

Fellow deputies and other employees had begun donating their sick leave to him.

Now they won’t have to.

Rigel says Wall should be able to return to light duty soon.


Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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