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Daughter of fallen officer to get scholarship after Maryland law changed

Posted at 10:52 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 22:52:42-04

Last month, WMAR-2 News told you about Jess Portz, the widow of Baltimore City Police Officer Tommy Portz who was killed in the line of duty.

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When her daughter went to apply for the scholarship for children who lost their parents, they found it was only for state of Maryland residents.

The Portz' live right across the line in Shrewsbury.

On Wednesday, lawmakers changed the wording of the law and now, Tommy's daughter and other children will be taken care of.