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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6 2013 2:20 p.m. MDT

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Logan, UT

Can't say I fault the guy. I'd say his dad ought to consider himself pretty lucky.

Park City, UT

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.

Provo, UT

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?

Mark from Montana
Aurora, CO

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.

west jordan, ut

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 two counts.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

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.

Salt Lake City, UT

And why is this even in Court?

Seems like that is the best way to deal with the situation.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


"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.

West Jordan, UT

@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.

Bremerton, WA

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!

Joey D

Is this the definition of relative humidity?

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

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.

Salt Lake, UT

What happens in Moab doesn't stay in Moab in ends up in court and the news. Poor guy I do not blame him.

Miss Piggie
Pheonix, AZ

"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.

"I have no idea what I would do given the same situation."

Sometimes joint ventures would provide time to work out any kinks.

Moses Lake, WA

This story is destine for the Rolling Stone or at least a picture of Corky on the cover.

Bob Pomeroy
Bisbee, AZ

How is this 'assault on a LEO', the 'victim' certainly wasn't 'in the line of duty'. that charge should be immediately dismissed.

Idaho Falls, ID

I'd like to be a fly on the wall at this family's next reunion.

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

"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.

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