Members of the Miami County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 58 have paid $1,000 to a Troy family whose vehicles were destroyed or damaged in a Dec. 29 shootout with police in which a Troy man died.
The vehicles were parked in the area of the shootout near downtown. Billie J. Ray, FOP Lodge vice president, said in a press release that the payment was to provide the family with some financial support for their losses after the local government could not pay for damage for legal reasons.
Ray said the FOP would work to expand the state victims of crime compensation fund to include loss of physical property in addition to medical and psychological care now covered. He urged individuals who would like to see the compensation fund expanded to cover situations similar to the vehicle damage to contact their state representatives. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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