An assistant police chief in the city of Kent, Washington, will receive over $1.5 million for his resignation after disciplinary actions were taken against him for displaying a Nazi symbol in the workplace.

Assistant Chief Derek Kammerzell, who was a 27-year veteran of the Kent Police Department, taped the symbol of oak leaves and diamonds on his office door in September 2020. The insignia represented the rank of Obergruppenführer, a high-ranking officer in the German Schutzstaffel (SS).

A Seattle-area police officer passing by Kammerzell’s office door noticed the symbol and Googled the logo to verify its origins. The same officer reported Kammerzell to the police chief. Unsurprisingly, this sparked outrage among the public, particularly the local Jewish community.

“By elevating and honoring Nazi imagery and titles and joking about the Holocaust, Kammerzell is supporting the extermination of six million Jews, including one million children and five million other vulnerable individuals,” wrote the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in a statement.