The Act redefines and broadens protection for public safety officers who are subjected to violent attacks while engaged in their duties. The Act creates original jurisdiction and stiffens penalties for juvenile offenders charged with violent crimes. The Act also increases indemnification payments made to the surviving spouse of a law enforcement officer who loses his or her life in the line of duty.
Caitlin V. Fox & Joseph A. Wallace Jr.,
SB 160 - "Blue Lives Matter" Protection of Public Safety Officers,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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