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$100,000 insurance policies for police

8/15/2014, 6 a.m.

Full-time DeKalb County police officers will have expanded life insurance coverage up to $100,000 for officers who lose their lives in the line of duty.

The county is designating money from its partnership with Gas South to fund the policy for county officers.

Gas South is making additional contributions to cover all municipal and school officers under the new policy.

The nonprofit DeKalb Police Alliance will serve as administrator of the insurance policies, which are expected to cover more than 1,000 sworn police officers.

Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May, interim Police Chief James Conroy, DeKalb Municipal Association Executive Director Bill Floyd, and Gas South executives made the announcement at an Aug. 8 news conference in Decatur.