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Norwalk officials vote police officer who was injured at work can't get full pension

A Norwalk police officer who was left with disabilities celebrated last year when Phil's Bill passed, but the family received unexpected news Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 12, 2020, 11:12 PM

Updated 1,407 days ago

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A Norwalk police officer who was left with disabilities celebrated last year when Phil's Bill passed, but the family received unexpected news Tuesday.
The legislation allowed towns and cities to offer full pensoins to first responders left with disabilities, but when Phil Roselle's case came up for a vote in Norwalk Tuesday night -- the decision was no.
Roselle has struggled with a number of medical issues since he was injured in an accident at a gun range. Despite the fact that the law his wife spearheaded got a lot of attention, officials in Norwalk say workers' compensation payments disqualify him for a larger pension under Phil's Bill.
Phil and Debbie Roselle say they are not quite sure what their next move will be, but they vow to fight on.
Norwalk's mayor tells News 12 that Roselle has been well-compensated and that the family has been treated with compassion and professionalism.
Mayor Rilling's statement:
 Norwalk City Council's statement:
 


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