Lawmakers consider pension changes after trooper killed in line of duty

The family says Pelletier did not meet the requirements to receive his pension because he was killed before reaching the necessary service time.

News 12 Staff

Jun 26, 2024, 11:05 AM

Updated 26 days ago

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Support continues to pour in for the family of Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier, who died after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop in Southington last month.
However, the family has been informed they cannot collect on his pension.
The family says Pelletier did not meet the requirements to receive his pension because he was killed before reaching the necessary service time. While Pelletier was vested in the state's pension system due to his more than 10 years of service, he did not meet the criteria to collect the pension: 25 years of employment or reaching the age of 55.
In light of this situation, lawmakers are now considering changes to the pension system.


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