An overdose of a blood thinner may have contributed to the death of a Nebraska toddler, the Omaha hospital that treated her said Thursday.
Last Christmas, Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Dennis Engelhard was putting flares near a minor accident on a snowy road in Eureka when he was hit by a car and killed.
"I'd had a premonition about it," said Kelly Glossip, 43, Engelhard's domestic partner of 15 years. The openly gay couple had discussed what might happen if Engelhard were to die in Missouri, a state that does not recognize same-sex partnerships, he said.
"He had faith in the system and told me not to worry about it," Glossip told CNN in a telephone interview from his home in suburban St. Louis. But now Glossip - who works only part time in a billing office because of back problems and who supports his 17-year-old son - is worried and angry.
The state would have given a pension to the wife of any officer killed on the job, but has no such provision for domestic partners, Glossip said. "I'm basically on my own," he said.