Is the Threat of Placing a $ 50000 Bounty on a Police Officer's Life Abnormal ?
In City of Pittsburgh v. Logan, 570 Pa. 500, 810 A.2d 1185 (2002), the supreme court had to decide whether a police officer was subjected to abnormal working conditions when someone placed a $ 50,000 bounty on his life.
The court stated that some threats are normal, but that does not mean, as a matter of law, that all types and manners of threats may be anticipated in the course of an officer's duties. Logan.
One witness testified that it was the first time that he heard of anyone placing a $ 50,000 bounty on a police officer's life.
Thus, the court concluded that such a threat was abnormal, i.e., could not have been anticipated in the performance of the officer's duties. Id.