Families of first responders who died from 9/11-related illnesses would benefit under Missouri bill

  • Source: KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis
  • Published: 03/12/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Dr. Christopher Bosche was 44 when he died on Sept. 12th, 2017. His 3-year battle with cancer was linked to exposure while responding to Ground Zero following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. State Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) said Bosche is one of three first responders from Missouri who died from illnesses linked to their response to 9/11. “These families have suffered a lot,” she said. “The deaths have not been easy, they have all been cancer-related and I think that they have a lot of medical bills they need to pay.” That’s why Shields filed HB 1771, which would establish the Christopher J. Bosche Memorial Act. The proposed legislation would allow the families of first responders who died from 9/11-related illnesses to receive a refund of state taxes their loved one paid for the year they died and the three years prior to their death.


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