FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) – One bill that would increase benefits for families of men and women who die in the line of duty hit a roadblock.
Members of the Kentucky House did not even bring up the bill during a committee meeting Tuesday.
A group of people including officers and their families went to the committee room in Frankfurt Tuesday, expecting to hear House members discuss the bill.
House Bill 185 was created after Louisville Police officer, Nick Rodman, was killed in the line of duty. It would raise the line-of-duty death pension for families of fallen officers. His widow went to the meeting and had a statement prepared. But after the bill was not brought up during the committee meeting, some of the people that went there to support the bill felt like politics started getting in the way.
“It started off as kind of innuendo, but then it ended up being fairly explicit. It was expressed to us that if Senate Bill 1 wasn’t going to pass, then House Bill 185 wasn’t going to pass,” Nicolai Jilek with the Fraternal Order of Police said.