Pen­sion pay­out, cash re­quest out­ra­geous

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - VOICES & OPINION -

An ar­ti­cle (“Dou­glas deputy’s pen­sion? $8,702.35”) on the front page of the May 16 pa­per states that re­tired Broward Sher­iff’s deputy and school re­source of­fi­cer Scot Peter­son’s pen­sion is $104,428 a year (he was paid $101,879 last year in­clud­ing over­time, etc.) Page 1 of the Lo­cal sec­tion states that Sher­iff Is­rael is ask­ing for $2.7 mil­lion to cre­ate 31 new po­si­tions, an av­er­age of $87,097 per per­son.

Is any­body out­raged by the pen­sions be­ing paid, while Sher­iff Is­rael is ask­ing for even more money? What is the av­er­age salary in Fort Laud­erdale? How come the county pays over $100,000 for a deputy’s pen­sion? What do the elected of­fi­cials think about this? Are we nuts? Car­los J. Fernán­dez, Key Bis­cayne

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