If an employee dies during the term of this Agreement because of an injury arising out of and in
the course of the employee's employment through no fault of the employee, and in the proper
performance of the employee's duties, a payment of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) will
be made from funds other than those of the Retirement System in addition to any other payment
which may be made as a result of such death. Such payment shall be made to the same
beneficiary designated for the purposes of Section 13 of this Article, or if no beneficiary is so
designated, payment shall be made to the employee's estate.