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FALLEN OFFICER Court: Pojoaque officer’s widow entitled to benefits

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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:00 pm

A New Mexico court has ruled that the widow of an off-duty tribal police officer who died more than a decade ago while rescuing a boy is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

The decision by the state Court of Appeals was welcomed Tuesday by a lawyer for Cheryl Schultz, who has waged a long legal battle after a workers’ compensation judge in 2007 rejected her claim for benefits involving the death of her husband, Kevin, a Pojoaque Pueblo police officer.

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