CORAL SPRINGS POLICE OFFICERS recalled the terrifying and emotional moment they entered the Parkland, Florida high school where a gunman was on the loose while deputies cowered outside.
Sgt. Jeff Heinrich was in gym clothes and off duty that day. He was watering the lawn of the school. His son, a junior at the school, plays football and baseball there.
When he heard the first round of gunshots, he thought they were fireworks. “I thought kids were screwing around,” he said.
When the second volley began, he knew.
He dropped the hose and started running toward the school where he found a wounded student.
He tended to the boy with a first-aid kit stored in a locker room, and he called police for help.
The boy described where the shooter had been and what he was wearing. The information he provided the sergeant was “spot on,” Heinrich said.
When officers arrived, Heinrich grabbed a vest and a spare rifle from the trunk of a cruiser, and started hunting for the shooter.
He gets choked up when he thinks about what he saw. –100 Percent Fed Up
Meanwhile, Broward County Sheriff Scot Peterson, cowered outside the Marjory Stone Douglas High School while the mentally unstable 19-year old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students inside the building.
Peterson is now being rewarded for his cowardly behavior in the form of a six-figure taxpayer-funded pension.
Fox News reports that Scot Peterson, a former deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, has reportedly started to receive a hefty pension — three months after he retired amid the aftermath of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Peterson, a 33-year law enforcement veteran, was the resource deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 when 17 people were killed by gunfire.
As one of the largest mass shootings in modern U.S. history unfolded, Peterson never entered the building where alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz was opening fire and instead took up a position outside the building that was under attack.
Peterson, the Sun-Sentinel reported, has received a monthly state pension of $8,702.35 since April. He was paid $101,879.03 last year, according to the news outlet, which cited sheriff’s office records.