Godfrey will receive a $700,000 settlement for the lawsuit she filed against the city last month. The lawsuit alleged gross negligence and violation of the right to confidentiality in connection with a delayed response to Godfrey's 911 call in 2002.
On Aug. 3, 2002, a woman broke into the Godfreys' Eagle River home and waited for them. She shot Patti Godfrey and her husband Glenn Godfrey, the former commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety.
The woman, Karen Brand, then shot and killed herself.
Glenn Godfrey died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. His wife suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her arms, leg, chest and stomach.
When Patti Godfrey called 911, the home did not appear in the city's database. Bleeding profusely, she waited 48 minutes on the phone with 911 dispatchers before police found her house and rescued her.
As part of the lawsuit settlement, Godfrey has agreed to work with the municipality to garner support in the State Legislature for an increase in the 911 surcharge.
The shootings highlighted the need for improvements to the system and led to the city entering into a $10 million emergency call system contract officials said should prevent police from going to wrong addresses.