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Graybeal v. Supervisors of Montgomery County – Case Brief Summary (Virginia)

In Graybeal v. Supervisors of Montgomery County, 216 Va. 77, 216 S.E.2d 52 (Va. 1975), a prosecutor was injured by a bomb that had been made by a vengeful criminal whom he had prosecuted.

The Industrial Commission denied benefits, but the court overturned that decision, holding that an award of compensation benefits was warranted.

The cause originated at work but manifested itself away from work

The Supreme Court recognized the "atypical circumstances" of a public officer who is involved in law enforcement. . . . By virtue of her employment, Thore was in a unique position and had a special responsibility to her employer.