Slain officer's pension; Board to decide who receives benefit

Jason Schneider, 36, was a 13-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department. Photo: Baltimore County Police

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - A county board must decide whether a slain police officer's pension should go to his widow or a child from a previous marriage.

Baltimore County officer Jason Schnieder was shot and killed in 2013 trying to serve a warrant.

His widow has been receiving the $75,000 annual pension under a deal with county officials and Schneider's first wife. But the deal called for the pension to revert to Schneider's son, now 15, if Schneider's widow remarried before the boy turned 18.

She remarried in 2016.

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