WORCESTER (CBS) – The Worcester City Council unanimously approved a petition that would help support the family of fallen Police Officer Manny Familia.

Under current state law, drowning is not considered a line-of-duty death, meaning Familia’s family would not qualify to receive his full pension.

Familia drowned earlier this month while trying to save a teen at a Worcester pond.

The petition will now be sent to state lawmakers.

CBSBoston.com Staff