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Memorial Fund Board
Annual Performance Measures

During the 1999 Legislative Session, a law was passed that created the Public Safety Memorial Fund Board. This law applies to police officers (including reserves), corrections officers, fire service professionals (paid & volunteer), parole and probation officers, youth correction officers; and their families, when the officer has been killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty. ORS 243.950 through 243.974 outlines potential benefits from the Memorial Fund to eligible officers and family members, as follows: an initial benefit of $25,000; and optional health and dental insurance benefits, educational scholarships, and mortgage benefits.
Forms used by DPSST to administer the rules and laws of this legislation are available on this web site. Form M-1: application for benefits - to be completed by those applying for benefits; Form M-3: notice of death/disability - sent from the employing agency to DPSST (within three days) of the death or permanent total disability; and Form M-4, which may be completed by officers who want to designate an alternate beneficiary to receive benefits in case of their death. DPSST asks for the help of any employing agency who has had an officer killed or permanently and totally disabled while performing or training for their duties. Please provide a completed  Form M-1 and M-3 within three days of death/disability so beneficiaries and family members to not need to wait needlessly for payment of benefits that may be due them. Employers may wish to review an information checklist for use should an officer be killed or become disabled. Family members may wish to review the eligibility timeline for deadline requirements.