CHAPTER 682

AN ACT RELATING TO A PENSION FOR EMILY M. WALLER, SOLE DEPENDENT PARENT OF THE LATE RETIRED CAPTAIN VERNON H. WALLER, JR., OF THE DELAWARE STATE POLICE.

WHEREAS, Captain Vernon H. Waller served as a Delaware State Policeman with distinction for eighteen years and became disabled because of a heart condition which began in 1966 and caused his retirement in 1969;

WHEREAS, Captain Waller's heart condition was caused by his conscientious devotion to his work and his dedication as a Delaware State Policeman and he suffered a heart attack because of events connected with the performance of his duties as a State Policeman;

WHEREAS, after his retirement he was awarded a one-half pension by the State Police Pension Board and was denied a three-quarters pension and thereafter the same heart condition caused his untimely death on March 25, 1970.

WHEREAS, his mother, Mrs. Emily M. Waller, is his sole dependent parent and is entitled to survivors benefits.

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The late Captain Vernon H. Waller shall be deemed to have been retired on August 15, 1969 upon a pension equal to three-fourths of his salary at the time of his retirement, together with costs of medical attention and subject to all benefits of Section 8324, Title 11 of the Delaware Code including any increases in the amount of said pension.

Section 2. The estate of Captain Vernon H. Waller shall be entitled retroactively from August 15, 1969 to March 25, 1970 to the difference between said three-quarters pension and the one-half pension which was paid to the late Captain Vernon H. Waller,

Section 3. Captain Waller's mother, Emily M. Waller, as sole dependent parent of the late Captain Vernon H. Waller shall be entitled to receive a pension equal to three-fourths of said three-fourths salary of Captain Vernon H. Waller from March 25, 1970 as long as she shall live and otherwise shall be entitled to all survivors benefits of §8324 and §8325 of Title 11, of the Delaware Code.

Section 4. The Delaware State Police Pension Board shall certify vouchers for payment hereunder and the Treasurer of the State of Delaware shall honor all such vouchers.

Approved July 7, 1970.