Florida's first responders to receive $1,000 bonuses


Bonuses are coming for Florida's first responders. On the steps of the Satellite Beach Police Department Wednesday Governor Ron DeSantis said some want to defund the police- Florida wants to do the opposite.

The bonuses are in the state budget the governor says he plans to sign soon. DeSantis says law enforcement was hit by a double whammy last year- starting with the pandemic.

"They had to work more than they ever have- not just to deal with protecting us when the pandemic hit but then obviously how police were treated last year in many parts of the country was a total disgrace."

The bonuses will be sent out to every sworn law enforcement officer, every EMT, every fireighter and every paramedic in the state of Florida.

National Police Week begins Sunday.

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