BSO deputy who froze during Parkland shooting reportedly getting $8k monthly pension
Added 05-15-18 09:03:02pm EST - “Broward Sheriff's Office Scot Peterson didn't go in during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland. Now, he's receiving an $8,700 pension after resigning in disgrace.” - Miamiherald.com
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Despite resigning in disgrace after the Parkland school shooting, former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy Scot Peterson is receiving a generous state pension that will pay him more than he made in his last year on the force.
Peterson's monthly pension, which began in April, clocks in at $8,702.35, according to a report from the South Florida Sun Sentinel published Tuesday evening. That's $104,428.2 per year in pension payments, compared to the $101,879.03 he was paid last year, the Sun Sentinel reports.
"The thing he was supposed to do — protect these children — he didn’t do," Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine told the Miami Herald Tuesday. "Now he’s going to be paid by taxpayers for the rest of his life? It seems disgraceful."
It's possible that Peterson, who is not a union member, could lose his pension if he ends up being convicted of a crime involving a breach of public trust, such as embezzlement or bribery, according to the Sun Sentinel.
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