Lieutentant Thomas FlahiveDied On: October 4, 2012Incident Description: Thomas Flahive was bitten by a mosquito and shortly thereafter developed flu-like symptoms. His condition worsened and he was admitted to the hospital where he died from infection of the West Nile Virus.
PSOB provides a one-time benefit to eligible survivors of public safety officers whose deaths were the direct and proximate result of an injury sustained in the line of duty on or after September 29, 1976. For the current death benefit amount, visit the PSOB website at www.psob.gov.
A unique partnership effort of the U.S. Department of Justice; local, state, tribal, and federal public safety agencies; and national organizations, the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Programs provide death and education benefits to survivors of fallen firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other first responders, and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty. The PSOB Office at the Bureau of Justice Assistance is honored to review the nearly 700 claims submitted each year on behalf of America's fallen and catastrophically disabled public safety heroes and their loved ones. Visit www.psob.gov for details regarding PSOB's death, disability, and educational assistance programs.