§ 16-252. Separation from employment for military service.  

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  • The years or parts of a year that a member serves in the military service of the armed forces of the United States, the United States merchant marine or the United States Coast Guard, voluntarily or involuntarily, after separation from employment as a police officer with the city to perform training or service, and reemployment on or after December 12, 1994, shall be added to his or her years of credited service for all purposes, provided that:

    (1) The police officer must return to his or her employment as a police officer within one (1) year from the earlier of the date of his or her military discharge or his or her release from service.

    (2) In order to qualify for the purchase of credited service pursuant to this section, the police officer must have been discharged or released from service under honorable conditions.

    (3) This section is intended to meet or exceed the minimum requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), (P.L. 103-353). To the extent that this section does not meet the minimum standards of USERRA, as it may be amended from time to time, the minimum standards shall apply.

(Ord. No. 98-19, § 2, 10-20-98; Ord. No. 2010-25, §§ 2, 3, 10-19-10)