[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Mathews County 6-26-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Virginia General Assembly did adopt legislation known as the "Line of Duty Act" (Virginia Code Annotated § 2.1-133.5 et seq.) whereby certain benefits are to be paid to certain individuals whose death occurs as the direct or proximate result of the performance of their duties.
It is the desire of the Board of Supervisors of Mathews County, Virginia, that certain departments, companies and organizations be recognized as being an integral part of the Official Safety Program of this county in order that such benefits provided by the General Assembly might be available to the members thereof.
The active members of the Mathews County Volunteer Fire Department, Incorporated, a non-stock Virginia corporation, and the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad thereof are hereby recognized as an integral part of the Official Safety Program of this county.