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No Duty Disability Retirement Benefits for Injured Correctional Officer

Friday, May 20, 2022 | 0

The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the denial of an injured correctional officer’s claim for duty disability retirement benefits. Case: Smith v. Public Employees Retirement System of Mississippi, No. 2021-SA-00051-COA, 05/03/2022, published. Facts: John Smith worked as a correctional officer at Washington County Regional Correctional Facility in Greenville, Mississippi. On March 29, 2016, less than two months after he was hired, Smith was injured while attempting to restrain an unruly inmate. That same day, Smith went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a right knee strain. A l...

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