Q A police officer’s personal property was lost or destroyed by a tornado while he was attending training sessions. May the city reimburse him for the loss of his personal property?

A Even though the police officer was acting in the course and scope of his employment, there is no statutory authority to reimburse him for the loss of his property, absent a pre-existing lawful obligation to do so. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Austin, August 1, 2014)