The husband of a Tennessee cop who was reportedly dismissed after sleeping with six colleagues will be sticking by his allegedly unfaithful wife.
Patrol officer Meagan Hall of the La Vergne Police Department and four other officers involved in the alleged incidents were dismissed after it came to light in December that she “engaged in a sexual relationship” with them, the Daily Mail reports.
Per an internal investigation conducted into the matter, officers Juan Lugo-Perez, Lewis Powell, detective Seneca Shields, and Sgt. Henry Ty McGowan admitted to the allegations.
According to an account by Shields, he engaged in oral sex with Hall in the department’s gym while on duty. Three other officers were suspended following the investigation.
Hall apparently kept the sexual relationships a secret from her husband, Jedidiah Hall, and asked other officers if she could borrow money to book hotels.
Congratulations to Officer Maegan Hall who was sworn in this afternoon by Chief Davis. pic.twitter.com/egRoXkVDid
— La Vergne, TN Police Department (@LaVergneTNPD) August 19, 2021
Now, it is being reported that Jedidiah has no plans to leave his wife despite the claims.
“I don’t know how he’s doing it, he’s more of a man than I am, but he’s trying to salvage his marriage,” Jedidiah’s boss, Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin, told the Daily Mail.
“I don’t condone what went on at the La Vergne Police Department but he sure hasn’t broken any laws. He’s the victim here. There’s not a blemish on his record. He is doing a phenomenal, phenomenal job.”
Patrol and K-9 Officer Larry Holladay, Patrol Officer Patrick Magliocco and Patrol Officer Gavin Schoeberl have been suspended for their sexual relationships with Meagan. Patrick and Lewis were both married, per reports.
According to Officer Patrick, Lewis ended his involvement with Meagan due to fears it might sabotage his position within the department as well as his marriage. Larry was suspended for allegedly sending explicit images.
It has also been reported that Meagan’s husband was upset when she started kissing Patrick’s wife at a party.
Speaking about the incident, Patrick said in the report that Jedidiah “really wasn’t on board” with her having a threesome.
On Monday, Police Chief Burrell Davis spoke further about the investigation and ensuing terminations and suspensions, stating: “This is a difficult situation for our department and for the city, but I want to be clear that the actions of a few do not represent this department as a whole.
“This situation is being addressed internally with our staff, we are bringing in counselors to help our officers work through these circumstances, and we will continue to provide the most professional protection as possible for this community.
“We have sufficient staff to cover all of our patrol shifts and I have full confidence in our officer’s ability to protect and serve. We are working diligently to rebuild the trust of our citizens and our community.
“We understand this will take time and diligence from our command staff and officers to repair the honor and integrity of our department.”
Commenting to the Daily Mail about the story, Meagan simply said: “I don’t want to discuss it, I’m just going to move on and live my life.”