ORLANDO, Fla (WOFL FOX 35) - A bill honoring a fallen Orange County Deputy has passed in the State Senate.
Deputy Scott Pine was shot and killed two years ago while investigating a series of car break-ins in Windermere.
Friends and family came together for a candle light vigil Thursday night in Orlando. The vigil was held one day after the Senate passed the Scott Pine Law. The bill would guarantee that the surviving spouse of a first responder gets 100 percent of their spouse's pay for the rest of their life.
Deputy Pine's widow says she's fighting for other spouses so they don't have to deal with the financial burden that her family is going through. "These law enforcement officers that are out there protecting us when we call them; they're there for us. They should have that sense of knowing that their families will be okay if something happens to them," Bridget Pine said.
The bill will next go to the House.