BLG founding partner and former Governor Roy E. Barnes didn’t let politics stand in the way of achieving justice for slain Georgia State Trooper Chadwick LeCroy’s widow and son.
When he heard how the state was effectively ending medical benefits for the trooper’s widow and son, Barnes picked up the phone and called former rival and newly-elected Governor Nathan Deal.
The two worked closely with state legislators to re-write a state law regarding medical coverage of state law enforcement officers. The proposed law continues medical coverage at the same rate for surviving family members of state law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Today, House Bill 107 passed the Georgia Senate after having passed the House last week, and is now headed to Governor Deal’s desk to be signed into law.
As BLG partner Allison Barnes Salter put it, “This isn’t a partisan issue. Most Georgians can agree the families of those who gave their life to public service deserve this support.”