CHAPTER 636

WILMINGTON POLICE PENSION PLAN

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 113, VOLUME 32, LAWS OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO POLICE PENSION FUND OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of each Branch concurring therein):

Section 1. Chapter 113, Volume 32, Laws of Delaware is hereby amended by striking out all of the first paragraph of Section 1 thereof and substituting in lieu thereof the following new paragraphs:

Section 1. Whenever a member of the Bureau of Police of the Department of Public Safety shall have become disabled or incapacitated from injuries received while in the active performance of official duty and whenever any member of said Bureau, who has performed faithful continuous service as such member for a period of not less than fifteen (15) years, shall have become permanently incapacitated from performing such regular active duty, he may be retired by the Directors of the Department of Public Safety from the regular active service and placed upon the retired list and all members of said Bureau who shall have performed faithful continuous service as such member for a period of at least twenty (20) years, shall, upon their own application, be placed upon the retired list whether they are disabled or not. Each person so retiring shall be entitled to receive from the sum herein established an amount equal to one-half of the amount of his salary at the time of retirement, plus two per cent (2%) of such retiring salary, multiplied by the number of years of service in excess of twenty (20) years, so long as he may remain *upon the retired list, provided that each such person shall receive a minimum pension payment of not less than a sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($150.00) per month, regardless of his salary at the time of his retirement, said sum to be paid monthly, provided said sum shall be sufficient for the payment of all persons entitled to receive same, and in case it shall not be sufficient for that purpose at any time, then the claim of all persons entitled shall abate proportionately, but said sum at no time shall be reduced below the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).

Any widow of any member of the police force of the City of Wilmington whose husband shall have been entitled to a pension, shall receive as a monthly payment a minimum amount of Seventy-Five Dollars ($75.00). This provision shall also apply to widows of pensioners whether the same now are presently receiving pensions or will receive a pension payment in the future.

Approved July 17, 1956.