INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis police officer who suffered brain damage when he was shot while chasing a murder suspect is appealing the state retirement fund's decision to deny him a full pension.
Officer Jason Fishburn retired earlier this year from Indianapolis police, where the 32-year-old had been working a desk job after partially recovering from a July 2008 gunshot wound to the head that left him with a limp, speaking problems and other complications.
The Indianapolis Star reports that Indiana retirement fund officials have Fishburn's pension at 69 percent of his annual salary, which comes to about $41,000. A local pension board had recommended Fishburn receive a full pension of 90 percent, or about $53,550 a year.
Fishburn has appealed that ruling to an administrative law judge. No hearing has been set.
Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com