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WVC 20 - 7 - 1 F §20-7-1f. Awarding service revolver to special natural resources police officers upon retirement; furnishing uniform for burial.
(a) Upon the retirement of any special natural resources police officer selected and appointed pursuant to section one of this article, the chief of the officer's section shall award to the retiring special natural resources police officer his or her service revolver, without charge, upon determining:

(1) That the special natural resources police officer is retiring honorably with at least twenty-five years of recognized special law-enforcement service as determined by the chief natural resources police officer; or

(2) That the special natural resources police officer is retiring with less than twenty-five years of service based upon a determination that he or she is totally physically disabled as a result of service with the division.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the section chief may not award a service revolver to any special natural resources police officer who has been declared mentally incompetent by a licensed physician or any court of law, or who, in the opinion of the chief natural resources police officer constitutes a danger to any person or the community.

(c) Upon the death of any current or honorably retired special natural resources police officer, the respective chief shall, upon request of the deceased officer's family, furnish a full uniform for burial of the deceased officer.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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