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

17 May, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Scot Peterson seen outside one of the buildings at Parkland High School on February 14

Scot Peterson resigned and retired from his post as a resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 22.

When told he was going to be suspended without pay pending an investigation into his actions, the 33-year law enforcement veteran opted to retire, which comes with a hefty pension that Peterson started receiving in April, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

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.

"The coward of broward, Scot Peterson is getting over $8k a month pension!"

Pension payments are reportedly calculated based on the average of his five highest-paid fiscal years and the number of years he worked. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel publicly criticized the deputy, saying that he should have gone inside and confronted the gunman, and even President Donald Trump weighed in to call Peterson a coward.

Senior Brandon Huff claimed he saw Peterson standing outside behind a stairwell wall, gun drawn "just pointing it at the building" as shots erupted from inside the school.

"[His actions] were appropriate under the circumstances", lawyer Joseph DiRuzzo said in a statement to the Miami Herald.


Pollack has fired a wrongful death lawsuit against Peterson, among others who allegedly failed to prevent the gunman from committing the massacre on Valentine's Day.

Personnel records indicated Peterson had stellar reviews before the shooting.

Tweeting a news story about Peterson's pension, Andrew Pollack wrote that the money should go toward school security.

Shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has been jailed since the shooting.

"My daughter would still be alive if this person did his job", he tweeted.

Peterson has not been criminally charged, but his pension benefits could be in question after a state inquiry into how police responded to the shooting.

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