2013 Mississippi Code
Title 37 - EDUCATION
Chapter 107 - SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN OF DECEASED OR DISABLED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OR FIREMEN
§ 37-107-3 - Definitions


MS Code § 37-107-3 (2013) What's This?

(1) For the purposes of this chapter, Mississippi law enforcement officers shall be defined as follows:

(a) "State highway patrolmen" means all law enforcement officers, regardless of department or bureau, of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol.

(b) "Municipal police officers" means all law enforcement officers of any municipality who are regular duty personnel on full-time status, auxiliary or reserve officers, or those serving on a temporary or part-time status.

(c) "Sheriffs" and "deputy sheriffs" means all law enforcement officers of full-time duty status on a regular basis serving the sheriff's department of any county, deputy sheriffs who are engaged in administrative or civil duty, auxiliary or reserve deputies, or deputy sheriffs serving in a temporary capacity or part-time basis.

(d) "Constables" means all duly elected constables of any beat of any county within the state while actually engaged in the performance of their duties concerning the criminal laws of the county and state.

(e) "Conservation officers" means all duly appointed game wardens employed by the State of Mississippi on a full-time duty status while actually engaged in the performance of their duties concerning the game laws of the state.

(f) "Alcoholic Beverage Control Division agents and inspectors" means all duly appointed agents and investigators of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division of the Mississippi State Tax Commission on a full-time duty status while actually engaged in the performance of their duties concerning the alcoholic beverage control laws of the state.

(g) Members of the National Guard serving as peace officers when ordered to state emergency duty under authority vested in the Governor by the Constitution and laws of the state.

(h) "Tax commission scales enforcement officers" means all duly appointed scales enforcement officers of the Mississippi State Tax Commission on a full-time duty status while actually engaged in the performance of their duties.

(i) Duly appointed agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

(j) Correctional, Probation and Parole officers employed by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

(2) For the purposes of this chapter, Mississippi full-time fire fighters shall be defined as all fire fighters employed by any subdivision of the State of Mississippi on a full-time duty status while actually engaged in the performance of their duties, and volunteer fire fighters shall be defined as any volunteer fire fighter registered with the State of Mississippi or a political subdivision thereof on a volunteer fire fighting status while actually engaged in the performance of fire fighting duties.

(3) For the purposes of this chapter, "child" or "children" means natural children, adopted children or stepchildren.

(4) For purposes of this chapter, "spouse" means a person who was, at the time of the death of the decedent, legally married to a Mississippi law enforcement officer, full-time fire fighter, or volunteer fire fighter, or in the case of a law enforcement officer, full-time fire fighter or volunteer fire fighter who suffered fatal injuries or wounds, prior to or after March 13, 1990, who has not remarried.

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