Texans made moves to support the families for first responders who have fallen in the line of duty by voting into law a tax exemption for the widow.
This happened on the same week Department of Public Safety Trooper Thomas Nipper was laid to rest. He died after being hit by a vehicle during a traffic stop.
The exemption aims to ease the financial burden of families who not only lose a loved one but an income.
The homestead exemption can be applied anywhere in the state, even if the widow moves.
If the widow remarries then the exemption no longer applies.
For more ways to support the families of first responders who have fallen in the line of duty, reach out to the Heart of Texas 100 Club at (254) 337-0822.