For any municipality, chapter plan, local law municipality, or local law plan under
(1) If a police officer dies before being eligible to retire, the heirs, legatees,
beneficiaries, or personal representatives of such deceased police officer shall be
entitled to a refund of 100 percent, without interest, of the contributions made to
the municipal police officers' retirement trust fund by such deceased police officer
or, in the event an annuity or life insurance contract has been purchased by the board
on such police officer, then to the death benefits available under such life insurance
or annuity contract, subject to the limitations on such death benefits set forth in
s. 185.061 whichever amount is greater.
(2) If a police officer having at least 10 years of credited service dies prior to
retirement, his or her beneficiary is entitled to the benefits otherwise payable to
the police officer at early or normal retirement age.
In the event that a death benefit paid by a life insurance company exceeds the limit
set forth in s. 185.061(6), the excess of the death benefit over the limit shall be paid to the municipal police
officers' retirement trust fund. However, death benefits as provided pursuant to s. 112.19 or any other state or federal law shall not be included in the calculation of death
or retirement benefits provided under this chapter.
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