Following a year in which anti-police sentiment reached a fever pitch in the United States, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has unveiled a plan to reward the state’s law enforcement with $1,000 bonuses.
DeSantis says the bonus, which will also be given to other first responders in the state, is his way of thanking emergency workers for everything they do. “I asked the legislature in this legislative session, we need to do bonuses for law enforcement,” DeSantis says. “Some wanted to defund the police. We’re funding the police, and then some.”
According to FOX News, the payments will be sent out in one lump sum to first responders including firefighters, EMTs and the police.
There’s no word on when the payments will be sent out.
FL Gov. Ron DeSantis announces $1K bonuses to law enforcement officials in his state:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 5, 2021
“Some want to defund the police. We’re funding the police and then some.” pic.twitter.com/qy3bhedlye
Amazing news on this greatly deserved bonus for our first responders and law enforcement officers!— AG Ashley Moody (@AGAshleyMoody) May 5, 2021
Thank you, @GovRonDeSantis, @FLSenate and #FLHouse for prioritizing the men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving and protecting our state. https://t.co/9HlrJ1ZBDa