(a) Service Connected Survivor Pension. Whenever any member of the Fire or Police Department shall die as a result of any injury received during the performance of his duty, or from sickness caused by the discharge of such duty, or after retirement, or while eligible to retire from such department on account of years of service, then an annual pension shall be paid in equal monthly installments to his widow, or child or children, or dependent parent or parents, in an amount equal to one-half of the average monthly rate of salary assigned to the ranks or positions held by such member during the three years immediately preceding the time of his death or the date of his retirement from active duty in such department.
(b) Persons Entitled to Pension. The pension described in subsection (a) shall be paid to the widow during her lifetime, and thereafter the same pension amount shall be paid in equal monthly installments, to the legally appointed guardian of the child or children of such deceased member until such child or children shall have attained the age of 18 years, or to his child or children should there be no widow until such child or children shall have attained the age of 18 years, or to his dependent parent or parents during their lifetime or during such dependence, should there be no widow or child.
(c) Additional Amounts for Children. During the lifetime of such widow an additional amount shall be paid to such widow for each child during the lifetime of such child, or until such child shall have married or reached the age of 18 years, as follows:
(1) For one child: twenty-five percent (25%) of the pension in subsection (a);
(2) For two children: forty percent (40%) of such pension; and
(3) For three or more children: fifty percent (50%) of such pension.
(d) Pension Entitlement or Termination. No widow of a pensioner shall be entitled to a pension unless she shall have been married to such deceased pensioner at least one year prior to the date of his retirement. No widow of a member of the Fire or Police Department eligible for retirement from such department, who dies from causes other than those arising out of or from the performance of his duties, shall be entitled to a pension unless she shall have been married to such deceased member for at least one year prior to the date of his death. If such child or children shall marry, then the pension paid to the person so marrying shall cease. Should the dependency of such parent or parents terminate, then the pension paid to such dependent parent or parents shall cease.
(e) Limitation on Certain Pensions. The pension payable hereunder to the widow, child or children or dependent parent or parents of a member of the Fire or Police Department who became a member of such department on or after January 17, 1927, who, after retirement on account of years of service, but having served less than 25 years in the aggregate prior to the time of such retirement, or who, while eligible to retire from such department on account of years of service, but prior to having served 25 years in the aggregate shall die from causes other than those arising out of or from the performance of his duties, shall not exceed the amount of the pension which such retired member was receiving at the time of his death or which such member eligible for retirement would have been eligible to receive at the date of his death under the provisions of Sections 1304 relating to Service Pensions and 1308 relating to Maximum Tier 1 Pensions of this Charter, and the additional amount payable to such widow on account of children pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be the applicable percentage hereinabove set forth of a pension in such maximum amount.