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Legal Information: Guam

Statutes: Guam

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Updated: 
December 10, 2020

161.75. Eligibility for Compensation

In the event a private citizen incurs injury or property damage in preventing the commission of a crime within Guam, in apprehending a person who has committed a crime within Guam, or in materially assisting a peace officer who is engaged in the prevention or attempted prevention of such a crime or the apprehension or attempted apprehension of such a person, the Commission may, in its discretion, upon an application, order the payment of compensation in accordance with this Chapter:

(a) to or for the benefit of the private citizen; or

(b) to any person responsible for the maintenance of the private citizen, where that person has suffered pecuniary loss or incurred expenses as a result of the private citizen’s injury.