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We need to know our history.

It turns out that State legislator, William Mallory, Sr., passed a law that made it possible for children of fallen police officers and firefighters to receive free college tuition in the state of Ohio.

Joe Mallory, his son wrote this:

For those who may not be aware, As a State Legislator My father William L. Mallory Sr. passed a law to allow the dependent children of Ohio Police officers or Firefighters killed in the line of duty to attend ANY public college or university in the state of Ohio for free.

How much aid is available?

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Fund will provide benefits which cover 100% instructional and general fee charges at public colleges and universities and $7,494 per year at private and proprietary post-secondary institutions.

This program provides tuition assistance to the children and spouses of peace officers, fire fighters and certain other safety officers who are killed in the line-of-duty, anywhere in the United States.

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