It all began innocently enough earlier in 2015 when a handful of northeast Oregon peace officers and their wives went bar hopping and then to one of their homes for peach cobbler.

But then Umatilla Sheriff Deputy Al Plum decided to drive home drunk.

McBride said the discipline from his supervisor was really retaliation for complaints he'd previously made about that supervisor.

An independent investigation determined there was warrant for terminating McBride and Plum for attempting to cover up the drunk driving and damage Plum did to the siding.

The terminations were done in late-summer, early-fall 2015, but the full story only recently emerged.

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