NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nearly $2 million has been raised to pay for the college tuition for the four daughters of slain New York City police officer Peter Figoski.

Now, Sen. Kenneth LaValle has introduced a bill which would provide children of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with an annual award.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

“This one situation really brought to light that our public policy was not adequate,” La Valle said.

Currently, children of slain officers and firefighters are entitled to $450 a year for college.

La Valle’s bill would provide children with money equal to the State University of New York undergraduate tuition, including the cost of room and board.

The amount would be about $15,000 a year.

Figoski was gunned down during a botched robbery in Cypress Hills. Five men have been charged with murder.

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