Any applicant for benefits of the disability and relief fund for firemen and policemen,
or any two (2) active members of said fire department, or any two (2) active members
of said police department, being aggrieved at the decision or order of the board of
trustees, may file with the board of trustees and with said board of disability and
relief appeals duplicate copies of a petition for a rehearing of the matter in which
such decision or order was made. Within thirty (30) days thereafter the board of trustees shall file with said appeal
board, true copies of all papers and documents which were before it, all evidence
of record before it and a statement of all evidence heard by it and not of record,
all certified to be true and correct, whereupon said appeal board shall fix a time
for hearing and shall give the board of trustees and the petitioner or petitioners
for appeal notice of said such time for hearing. When the matter shall come on for hearing said appeal board shall have before it
all papers, statements, matters and things certified to it by the board of trustees,
as well as such additional evidence and documents as it may hear and receive and upon
all of the same shall hear, consider and decide said matter fully and finally according
to this article and the facts. Said appeal board may cause witnesses to be sworn by any one (1) of its members,
or by any other authority competent to administer oaths. Said appeal board may meet for all purposes at any time in the State of Mississippi
when all are present, or upon the call of two (2) members thereof. Said appeal board shall certify its decision to the board of trustees, and such
decision or order shall be final and binding and said fund shall be disbursed according
thereto. Any suit or other action affecting said fund shall be by or against the board of
trustees as custodian of said fund and shall be filed in the Chancery Court of Hinds
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