BOSTON (CBS) — The family of a Boston police officer who died suddenly after a suffering a medical emergency last year has applied for a line of duty death benefit of $150,000.

Dennis Simmonds suffered a head injury when one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects threw an explosive at him.

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“The Board is reviewing an application for a line of duty death benefit under section 100A submitted on behalf of a police officer potentially related to the Boston Marathon attack of 2013,” said Nick Favorito, executive director of the Massachusetts State Board of Retirement, in a statement to WBZ-TV.

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Before his death, Simmonds was set to be honored at the White House for his bravery.

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The retirement board will consider the application at the end of the month.