N.M. officer's widow still seeking benefits 10 years later
Her case was sent back to the Court of Appeals, which previously rejected her request because of her delay in filing paperwork
By T.S. Last
POJOAQUE, N.M. — It's been more than 10 years since a Pojoaque Tribal Police officer died while rescuing a 12-year-old boy who was drowning in the Rio Grande, and his widow hasn't received a dime in compensation.
But Cheryl Schultz has renewed hope after the New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday ordered her case be sent back to the Court of Appeals, which previously rejected her request on grounds that the statute of limitations had expired by the time she filed the workers' compensation paperwork.
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