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Lawsuit filed against Albany by Albany Police widow

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Albany by the widow of an Albany Police Officer who died in the line of duty.

Douglas Mayville died four years ago. The 26 year veteran of the force spent years working with chemicals and toxins as a crime scene investigator before being diagnosed with Wegner’s disease.

Though he was honored on several occasions for dying in the line of duty, his wife Linda Mayville said she’s not getting the benefits she deserves, leading to the lawsuit being filed.

“It’s disheartening,” said Linda Mayville. “I think for Doug’s memory, he loved his job and unfortunately he’s not here to do it anymore.”

“What really appalls me is you want to take credit, and make Doug a hero, name a dog after him, and ask her to pose in front of the wall with all of the fallen officers,” said Retiree Chapter Council 82 President James

Read more at: http://www.spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2018/02/17/douglas-mayville-linda-mayville-lawsuit-albany-police

Lawsuit filed against Albany by Albany Police widow – Spectrum News

A lawsuit has been filed against the City of Albany by the widow of an Albany Police Officer who died in the line of duty.

Douglas Mayville died four years ago. The 26 year veteran of the force spent years working with chemicals and toxins as a crime scene investigator before being diagnosed with Wegner’s disease.

Though he was honored on several occasions for dying in the line of duty, his wife Linda Mayville said she’s not getting the benefits she deserves, leading to the lawsuit being filed.

“It’s disheartening,” said Linda Mayville. “I think for Doug’s memory, he loved his job and unfortunately he’s not here to do it anymore.”

“What really appalls me is you want to take credit, and make Doug a hero, name a dog after him, and ask her to pose in front of the wall with all of the fallen officers,” said Retiree Chapter Council 82 President James

Read more at: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2018/02/17/douglas-mayville-linda-mayville-lawsuit-albany-police

Widow of former Albany detective plans to file lawsuit

After losing her husband in the line of duty, the widow of a former Albany detective is speaking out. Linda Mayville claims the city isn’t providing her with the benefits she’s entitled to following her husband’s death nearly four years ago.

Mayville is seeking legal counsel and plans to file a lawsuit against the city of Albany if Mayor Kathy Sheehan doesn’t respond by Friday.

In 2008, Linda’s husband, Douglas Mayville, was diagnosed with Wegener’s granulomatosis, and what followed was a lengthy and gruesome medical battle, which has turned into a legal dispute. Mayville served the city as a police officer and later as a crime scene investigator from 1982 to 1997. During those 16 years, the nature of his work led to an exposure of toxic chemicals which would ultimately lead to a painful autoimmune disease known as Wegener’s disease.

According to the State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board, Mayville died

Read more at: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2018/02/13/widow-of-former-albany-detective-planning-to-file-lawsuit