The Officer Who Waited Outside During The Parkland Shooting Will Get A Pension Of More Than $8,000 Each Month

BY Herschel Smith
5 months ago

Buzzfeed:

The Broward County Sheriff’s deputy who waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a gunman opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17 people, is being paid more than $8,000 a month from his state pension.

Scot Peterson, who was the school resource officer at the Parkland, Florida, high school, was heavily criticized for taking cover as the massacre unfolded on February, 14. The 55-year-old retired a week after the shooting, explaining that he remained outside school because he didn’t know where the gunfire were coming from.

Radio transmissions from the day of the shooting have since contradicted Peterson’s defense, showing that he not only knew that the shots were coming from inside the freshman building, but that he directed his fellow officers to stay away from that location.

Last month, Peterson received his first monthly pension check of $8,702.35, the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) confirmed Wednesday morning. That amounts to $104,428.20 annually, which is about $2,550 more than he made during his last year with the department, according to the Sun Sentinel, which first reported his pension payment Tuesday night.

That’s good scratch for doing absolutely nothing, yes?  How long do you reckon states will be able to keep that sort of thing up before going bankrupt?

To protect and serve.”  Remember boys and girls, only cops can be trusted with guns.


Comments

  1. On May 16, 2018 at 11:15 am, moe mensale said:

    From the Sun-Sentinal link:

    “A state commission is reviewing the police response to the shooting.

    Peterson was sued last month by Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow died in the shooting.”

    Regardless of his newly minted pension, Peterson’s problems haven’t even started yet.

  2. On May 16, 2018 at 11:21 am, Herschel Smith said:

    He’s untouchable by the legal system, as are all cops.

    Warren v DC, Castle Rock v Gonzales.

    Plaintiff is wasting his money.

  3. On May 16, 2018 at 11:56 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Re: “That’s good scratch for doing absolutely nothing, yes? How long do you reckon states will be able to keep that sort of thing up before going bankrupt?”

    Actually, municipalities and cities across the country are already facing hard choices over whether to continue existing levels of local police/fire protection, or to continue to fund lavish pensions being collected by already-retired public employees. Since these local governments cannot, unlike the federal government, monetize their debt – they are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. The retired city employees get the gold mine, the taxpayers get the shaft. Same as it ever was.

  4. On May 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm, Ghost Who Walks said:

    Seems like America’s only middle class is the government employees. 8k per month for gobbeling donuts and abject cowardice?

  5. On May 16, 2018 at 12:44 pm, DAN III said:

    Remember….there is more than one way to skin a cat.

  6. On May 16, 2018 at 1:04 pm, Gryphon said:

    State of Illinois is up against the Wall for Pension Funds/Payouts already… the ‘federal (not) (no) reserve bank’ suggested that the State raise Property Taxes by 2-4% (Double the Rate, essentially) in order to JUST hold the Line on Existing Pension Payouts. Socialism in Action, People….

    While the ‘failure’ of EBT accounts seems like the Ideal ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ scenario, it will be the Pensions (private as well as .gov) that will likely be the first Domino in Economic Collapse, as (wait for it) the .gov will do ANYTHING to keep their ‘bennies’ flowing. Getting Blood out of a Turnip will be the business model used.

    Just Another Reason why (((they))) don’t want any Armed Turnips…

  7. On May 16, 2018 at 1:08 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Georgiaboy,

    I have actually [briefly] addressed this for Tampa Bay and Memphis who are dealing with running out of money and having to kill cop pension funds, but I’m not energetic enough to find the post right now.

    But yes, the FedGov can monetize debt, states and cities can’t. Oh, to have a printing press that can spit out money, right? It’s the solution to all that ails FedGov.

  8. On May 16, 2018 at 2:12 pm, Adam Baum said:

    I’ll bet he (his money) is still welcome in every business establishment in the region.

  9. On May 16, 2018 at 3:24 pm, ExpatNJ said:

    Gryphon (May 16, 2018 at 1:04 pm) is referring to this story:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-12/audible-gasp-was-heard-when-chicago-fed-unveiled-its-solution-pension-problem

    DemonRats support gun control because they want to steal not just ALL of your money, but your home/house as well.

    [HS: thanks for allowing the hopefully judicious placement of a link].

  10. On May 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm, Jack Crabb said:

    Exactly, Adam Baum.

    If Americans weren’t such lazy pussies they would find that shunning works.

    Shun magic blue costumed thugs, magic black robed clowns, politicians, and leftists of all manner. If they couldn’t buy fast food, donuts, clothing, home supplies and if people refused to sit next to them in church, maybe things could begin to turn around.

  11. On May 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ Herschel

    Re:”I have actually [briefly] addressed this for Tampa Bay and Memphis who are dealing with running out of money and having to kill cop pension funds, but I’m not energetic enough to find the post right now.”

    I wrote a series of columns about ten years ago for a now-defunct website whose name I can’t recall off the top of my head, on the ticking demographic and pension time-bomb. The signs and diagnostic indicators were evident back then, just as they are now.

    “But yes, the FedGov can monetize debt, states and cities can’t. Oh, to have a printing press that can spit out money, right? It’s the solution to all that ails Fed.Gov”

    Which is worse – not being paid the pension and benefits you were promised, or being paid them in nearly worthless fiat “funny money”? Think of Weimar-era Germany and grocery carts of marks to buy a loaf of bread and you’ll be on the right track.

    I have long held the private view that an important inflection point will have been reached, in terms social instability, when those checks stop coming in the mail, or are virtually worthless when they do arrive. There are a lot of former local.gov, state.gov and fed.gov folks who are going to very unhappy when that day comes.

    The ancient Chinese proverb (or was it a curse?) applies: “May you live in interesting times…”

  12. On May 17, 2018 at 8:05 am, Frank Clarke said:

    Hot damn! Did –I– ever pick the wrong profession!

  13. On May 17, 2018 at 11:23 am, moe mensale said:

    “Exactly, Adam Baum.

    If Americans weren’t such lazy pussies they would find that shunning works.”

    @Jack (and Adam),

    Though to shun anybody in a county with 1.5 million residents.

  14. On May 17, 2018 at 11:49 am, moe mensale said:

    That should be “tough” not “though.”

  15. On May 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm, Mike said:

    ex-Deputy Scot Peterson has ascended into that rarified pantheon of SCUM and is now alongside that sorry POS Lon Horiuchi.

    Let the villification begin and let’s drive Scot Peterson into a life of hiding….

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