Five (5) days leave of absence, with pay, will be allowed an employee in the case of death of his spouse, or anybody in either of the following relationships to the employee or employee’s spouse: father, mother, brother, sister, child, grandchild, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandparents or a member of the employee’s household who has been a member of such household for six (6) months or more. The Department retains the right to request documentation to substantiate the validity of any bereavement leave request. These leaves shall begin at the morning roll call following receipt of notice of death, and employees affected shall be excused from tours of duty intervening between receipt of notice of death and the morning roll call. Sufficient time to attend the funeral of other near relatives ma be allowed without loss of pay with an extension of such time in any particular case at the discretion of the Police Commissioner.
If an employee entitled to leave without loss of pay under this Section requires additional leave for purposes, leave for such purposes shall be deducted from sick time leave. In the event two (2) or more of the family members listed above die at the same time as a result of the same incident, the employee shall be allowed bereavement leave for each of the deceased family members.