On Wednesday the Georgia Senate voted in favor of law enforcement and emergency personnel families receiving pay-ment from the Georgia State Indemnification Fund when their family member suffers from organic brain damage or death.

Republican state Sen. Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga sponsored the Jarrett Little Act (SB 414). The act passed unanimously out of the Senate.

Mullis sponsored this bill in memory of Jarrett Little, a Walker County and Fort Oglethorpe firefighter who died in January 2009. Little was a single, 23-year-old volunteer firefighter who was killed when the fire truck he was driving overturned on the way to a fire.