What a great deed by a truly great attorney. Below is an article on an attorney that decided to offer legacy planning to the law enforcement employees. This is a great way to help out the community by giving some time to those that provide a service that we all benefit from. It seems like drafting a last will and testament is not too much to give for those that put their lives on the line.
The fatal shooting of Rio Rancho police officer Gregg Benner prompted a local attorney to offer free estate planning to any police officer in the Albuquerque area.
Attorney Michael Sanchez of the Rio Rancho Law Office, whose uncle, Bernalillo County sheriff’s Sgt. Julian Narvaez, was shot and killed during a traffic stop in 1969, said he decided to offer his services to law enforcement officers after Benner’s death.
“Nobody understands what the family goes through, from the children to nephews to the parents, other than someone whose been through it,” he said. “After the news gets over we forget (the officer) still has a family that’s still grieving.”
Sanchez said he will provide wills, trusts and other legal documents for officers who are killed or seriously injured.
He said a will can cost $1,500 and intricate trusts can be several thousands of dollars.
In the past, Sanchez has offered similar services to members of the National Guard who were going oversees.
Sanchez said he’s offering the service to any officer in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho police, Bernalillo and Sandoval County sheriff’s offices and New Mexico State Police.
“All they have to do is call and make an appointment, and we’ll take care of it,” he said.
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