(a) Any peace officer or law enforcement officer as defined by subsection (4) of Section 36-21-40, who is killed in the line of duty shall have provided to the deceased officer’s survivor, as determined by the deceased officer’s department head, the badge which was assigned to said officer at the time of his death. Such badge will be provided without cost to said survivor.

(b) Any peace officer or law enforcement officer as defined by subsection (4) of Section 36-21-40, who is deemed disabled and eligible for retirement as a result of any injury received in the line of duty shall be provided by the officer’s employer at no cost to such officer, a retirement badge such as is provided to regularly retired officers.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-657, p. 1164, §§ 1, 2.)