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Scot Peterson's $8K-plus pension: It pays to be cowardly

Scot Peterson's $8K-plus pension: It pays to be cowardly

After learning of his actions, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel opened an investigation, prompting Peterson to resign and retire rather than face termination and the possible loss of his state pension.

Surveilance video from February 14 showed Peterson waiting outside the school while the shooter went through the halls with an AR-15 rifle shooting and killing students and teachers.

Scot Peterson, the former sheriff's deputy who was caught standing outside Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School while a gunman killed 17 people inside, has retired-and will start receiving a six-figure, taxpayer-funded pension. "Until the shooting, he was considered a trusted school resource officer at Stoneman Douglas, according to annual reviews of his performance", writes the Sentinel.

Pollack filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Peterson last month.

After the shooting, Peterson said in a statement that he heard gunshots but believed that they were coming from outside of the school and not inside the building where the shooting took place. "I don't want him to go anywhere in the country and not have people recognize what a coward he is", Pollack told the Sun Sentinel.




The cop who ducked the Parkland School shooter is getting an $8,702.35 monthly pension, Time magazine reported.

Pension payments are based on the 32 years he worked and the average of his five highest-paid fiscal years.

There are no charges or circumstances that would affect Scot Peterson's pension, according to a March 28 department letter requesting local officials submit information pertaining to Peterson's retirement benefits. Andrew Pollack, a parent who lost his daughter in the shooting, has said that he will be suing the sheriff's department, and Peterson in particular, for inaction during the massacre. He hid while my daughter and 16 others were slaughtered!

Peterson, facing outrage for what even President Donald Trump called an act of cowardice, resigned in late February, a week after the shooting that also left another 17 injured. That money should go to actually securing our schools!


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