Bill proposed regarding health insurance for fallen officers' families

NOW: Bill proposed regarding health insurance for fallen officers’ families

MADISON (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin lawmakers are introducing a bill that would help the families of officers killed in the line of duty.

The bill proposes giving a surviving spouse and children the same medical benefits as their fallen spouse's police department. 

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales says families of fallen officers need as much support as possible.

"What are they going to do to sustain? You always hear the story. The spouse was left with young children, we forget about that -- the support that what comes is in the long-term," said Chief Alfonso Morales.

Lawmakers introduced the bill this week in recognition of National Police Week.

State Senator Van Wanggaard from Racine is one of the co-sponsors of the bipartisan bill. 

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