BROWARD COWARD: Officer Who HID During Shooting Gets $8K/Month Pension

BROWARD COWARD: Officer Who HID During Shooting Gets $8K/Month Pension

Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson now receives over eight thousand dollars a month in pension despite his failure to act during February's tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Peterson was branded a "coward" by President Donald Trump and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said that he should have gone into the school building to "kill the killer".

Scot Peterson, the Broward County school resource officer who failed to act during the February massacre, began receiving his monthly state pension - and people are not happy.

To add insult to injury - or, in this case, to add insult to seventeen murders - Peterson started collecting a monthly pension of $8,702.35 last month, according to the Sun Sentinel, which works out to a six-figure annual income. The pension was calculated based on the thirty-two years he spent with the Broward Sheriff's Office and is based on an average of his five highest-paid years.

Petty Family Handout
Petty Family Handout

Following the shooting, Peterson released a statement saying he believed the gunshots were coming from outside of the school and not inside the building.

Peterson has since been sued by Andrew Pollack, whose daughter lost her life during the bloodshed.

Assistant managing editor of the Sun-Sentinel David Schutz pointed out that the 55-year-old will receive $104,482 per year from his pension, which equals $2.1 million over 20 years. Before the pension payments began, the Department of Management Services asked Broward State Attorney Michael Satz about Peterson, but Satz's office said it had no information to provide and referred questions to FDLE. "He's a disgrace and a coward".

The former Deputy was thrust into the national spotlight after surveillance footage emerged of Peterson taking a "defensive position" and refusing to enter the high school as Nikolas Cruz gunned down students at will. He hid while my daughter and 16 others were slaughtered! That money should go to actually securing our schools!

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