Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act of 2003 Law and Legal Definition

Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act of 2003 is a United States Federal law which was signed into law by the President of the United States on December 15, 2003. The Hometown Heroes Act establishes a statutory presumption that public safety officers who die from a heart attack or stroke following a non routine stressful or strenuous physical public safety activity or training, died in the line of duty for benefit purposes. The purpose of the law is to honor public safety officers who give their lives protecting their communities. This presumption may be overcome by "competent medical evidence to the contrary. The act excludes actions of a "clerical, administrative, or nonmanual nature" from consideration.