'Never Defund Police': DeSantis to give $1,000 to first responders

Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday traveled the state to tout recently passed legislation providing $1,000 bonuses for every sworn law enforcement officer, EMT, firefighter, and paramedic in Florida.

"Some want to defund the police," Governor DeSantis said at the Satellite Beach Police Department. "We're funding the police and then some."

He added, "[To] Florida’s first responders: Help is on the way."

The announcement from DeSantis comes just about a week before National Police Week. He explained that payments will begin going out after the state's budget, which has already passed the legislature, is signed into law. 

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