April 28, 2010
Nassau Legislature Passes Law to Support
Returning U.S. Servicemen and Servicewomen
The Nassau County Legislature recently passed a law that would ease the financial burden on servicemen and servicewomen who are returning from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan to their jobs at the county. The law would extend the time that returning employees would have to repay loans to the county paid out during their tour of duty. U.S. Marine Corps. Master Gunnery Sergeant Jim DuPont attended the Legislative Meeting to support the legislation. Sgt. DuPont, who is also a Nassau County Police Officer assigned to the 3rd Precinct, has done three tours in Iraq.
Legislator Joseph V. Belesi, the Chairman of the Veterans Committee cosponsored the legislation. Belesi, a Vietnam Veteran and retired Nassau County Police Officer, stated, “We must do all that we can to ensure that veterans returning from overseas are given the tools they need to re-join their families and get back to work.”
Shown from left to right are: Legislator Belesi, PBA 1st Vice President Peter Paterson, Sergeant Jim DuPont and Legislator Richard