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§229.7: Deaths Not Included

(a) An officer whose death is attributed to natural causes, is not eligible for inclusion, except when a medical condition arises out of a specific response to a violation of the law or an emergency situation causing an officer's death, or causing the officer's death during or after a period of hospitalization following the specific response to the violation of the law or emergency situation.

(b) An officer whose death is attributed to any of the following is not eligible for inclusion:

(1) when caused as a result of or during the officer's commission of a crime;

(2) as a direct result of the officer's voluntary alcohol or controlled substance abuse; or

(3) when caused by the officer's intention to bring about the officer's own death.

(c) The effective date of this section is July 6, 2009.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §229.7 adopted to be effective March 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 242; amended to be effective July 6, 2009, 34 TexReg 4351