Can't say I fault the guy. I'd say his dad ought to consider himself
Too bad the dad missed the mark. I'm not certain I would handle this
situation any better, except that when I drink, I never get drunk, so maybe I
would have had a little more sense, but who knows? I can't fathom what it
felt like to see your wife intimately entangled with your old man, I'm sure
that would send most of us to the edge if not over it.
The article reports: "But after a 'thorough investigation' by the
Utah County Sheriff's Office..."This happened in Moab. What
is the Utah County Sheriff's Office doing involved in this case?
Kudos to the prosecutors for not going for the excessive charges. More
importantly, kudos to the deputy for accepting responsibility and pleading
guilty. I personally hope he can keep his certification and his job. Seems
like a stand up guy.
I have no idea what I would do given the same situation. I feel sorry for the
guy. I know it isn't right but heat of the moment decisions don't
always work out for the best. I too hope he retains his certification after he
completes his counseling.
Lets just say I would plead guilty, but not for assault, and it would have been
If I had been in his shoes and found that going on I'd probably have been
up for murder charges. In my book the guy is a hero for restraining himself as
well as he did. God bless him!
Why does anyone think that this guy needs counseling? He just caught his father
and wife intimately involved. Can we expect him to just bow and say,
"excuse me?" In my opinion, it is the father and the wife
that needs counseling.
And why is this even in Court? Seems like that is the best way to
deal with the situation.
@southmtnman"This happened in Moab. What is the Utah County
Sheriff's Office doing involved in this case?" The accused
was a law enforcement official in Grand County. Typically when a law
enforcement official is charged with a crime, an outside, impartial agency will
do the investigating. It prevents potential conflicts of interest and
appearance of impropriety. It is common practice.
@southmtnman - Since this guy was a deputy for Grand County, it's standard
protocol to turn the investigation over to another police department to avoid
any bias/conflict of interest.
I agree with Aggie238, I don't blame TJ at all. Having been cheated on in
a previous marriage, I know how he feels but from the female perspective. I
think his father and wife needed to be the ones to apologize!
Is this the definition of relative humidity?
Never had a drink but even with out I think most of us would have done
something. (If we are honest)The thing that I am most impressed is
that he took responsibility. We all do stupid things and mistakes. I like most
of you am pretty sure sure I would not have said opps sorry to bother you.
Marriage would be gone and my relationship with my dad. Just a sad case.
Guessing the relationship on both father and wife were not perfect or this would
not have happened. Hope he is sincere. If so I too think he deserves another
shot. If not we all would never do anything again. I am certainly not going to
throw any stones. This guy is doing it right. Most people have a
skeleton that we do not know about. If we did we may have a harder time dealing
with them. This guys is just now in the headlines.
What happens in Moab doesn't stay in Moab in ends up in court and the news.
Poor guy I do not blame him.
@joseywales:"Too bad the dad missed the mark."What
mark?"I can't fathom what it felt like to see your wife
intimately entangled with your old man..."There had to have been
some signs... This just doesn't happen out of the blue. The son
wasn't very observant, seems to me.@Duh:"I have no
idea what I would do given the same situation."Sometimes joint
ventures would provide time to work out any kinks.
This story is destine for the Rolling Stone or at least a picture of Corky on
How is this 'assault on a LEO', the 'victim' certainly
wasn't 'in the line of duty'. that charge should be immediately
I'd like to be a fly on the wall at this family's next reunion.
"I do apologize for my actions that night and I take full
responsibility," Timothy John "TJ" Brewer told Judge Lyle Anderson
before pleading guilty to assault and assault on a police officer, both class A
misdemeanors"I get the reasons to make such comments, however I
can't find any fault with his actions, his wife and his father were
engaging in the most discusting and treasonous acts, how is he supposed to deal
with it? Hiya Dad, hey Bebe nice to see you getting along so well?He could
have shot them both and doing so would have been completely justifiable. If he
stays with her, he's out of his mind.
"joseywales Park City, UT"when I drink, I never get
drunk"The sentence repeated by every alcoholic everywhere.
Jerry, Jerry, Jerry.....
Wow. This is beyond Peyton Place.
Wife and dad in bed together . . besides "YUCK" the only appropriate
responses I can come up with involve extreme violence. I don't think
there's anything that could happen to wife or to daddy that would be too
extreme or unpleasant. Honestly, this is one of those cases where "cruel and
unusual" punishment should be mandatory, not forbidden.
How humiliating! not only he had to see this betrayal in its maximum but now his
name in the news? and who wouldn't loose his/her head? that father and that
woman deserve no forgiveness. Really. Who does that in his own house when he AND
the kids are under the same roof? how sick! Honestly, this is when the scarlett
letter comes handy. I feel so bad for the husband but I wouldn't want to
grow old with such a garbage of a woman.
Rational- Hilarious name with a comment like yours. Anyway, I guess you've
never drank before? If you ever have the chance to get out of your mommas
house and see the world, you'll understand that not everyone who drinks
does so to get drunk. Most of us enjoy an adult beverage with dinner, or
socializing with friends. I don't drink every day, not even close, however,
just because I do, you think I'm an alcoholic? I actually know a few of
those. They grew up in ultra conservative homes where alcohol was demonized and
never talked about responsibly. Never learning the proper way to enjoy a drink
responsibly, they just drank because it made them feel good, not because it was
something they enjoyed. You could argue that there are lots of "social soda
drinkers" because some of us can have one when we feel like it, yet there
are others who fill up their 100 oz mugs every morning because they can't
drink a cup of coffee.
@joseywales: you're right. There are people that have some sort of
resistance to alcohol that they may drink 4 or 5 beers and be ok with that and
others with the same amount are out of their heads. I don't drink but since
I didn't grow up in Utah, I was exposed to see people drinking. However, what I've heard is you do get a little bit lighter in your head.
Some people say inhibitions and secrets are out when drinking wine. Alcohol may
be a factor but one doesn't have to be a scientist to know that just seeing
your own father and the mother of your children being intimate under the roof
that you pay and with kids and husband in the house will just get your head out
of control in a second. I mean, what kind of people are those two who
didn't care about hiding it at all? Maybe there were drinking more than one
or two beers......
Yeah definitely saw the charges getting lessened in this case, totally
justifiable the way he reacted. So the real question we need the news to find
out is if he is staying together with his wife??
I'm wondering why he pled. I think it would be pretty hard to find a jury
that would unanimously convict this guy.