2019 Code of Alabama
Title 31 - Military Affairs and Civil Defense.
Chapter 3 - Compensation for Death of National Guardsmen.
Section 31-3-2 - Right of dependents to compensation; amount of compensation.
In the event an Alabama national guardsman is killed, either accidentally or deliberately, while engaged in the performance of his duties in quelling a riot, rout, or civil disturbance, his dependents shall be entitled to compensation in the amount of $10,000 to be paid from the State Treasury, as provided in this chapter, unless such death was caused by the wilful misconduct of the guardsman or was due to his own intoxication or his wilful failure or refusal to use safety appliances provided by his commanding officer or other person in charge, or his wilful refusal or neglect to perform a statutory duty or any other wilful violation of a law, or his wilful breach of a reasonable rule or regulation governing the performance of his duties as such guardsman, of which rule or regulation he had knowledge. Any Alabama national guardsman whose death results proximately and within three years from an injury received while performing his duties in quelling any riot, rout, or civil disturbance shall, for the purposes of this chapter, be deemed to have been killed while in the performance of such duties; provided, however, that the compensation provided for by this chapter shall be limited to state duty and shall not be extended to cover any federal duty status.(Acts 1967, No. 436, p. 1105, §2.)