Testimony: Gary Ott had dementia long before 2014 campaign

Former Salt Lake County recorder has stage 4 Alzheimer's, attorney says

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  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    Oct. 16, 2017 5:41 a.m.

    Julie Dole ran the best and busiest county Recorders Office in Utah.

    She did an outstanding job plus gave Gary Ott dignity and kindness.

    For her good work she is vilified for being a good worker and kind.

    Judges, Congressmen, Doctors, Football players have dementia.

    It's past time to stop the Jule Dole bashing party.

    Where's all the news coverage and outcry for the Juab County Recorder's
    scandal?

  • MBB Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 13, 2017 9:31 a.m.

    This story illustrates the important role of the media. If it weren't for certain reporters who investigated and broke this story, Mr. Ott would still be collecting paychecks at his and the tax payers' expense. For all the criticism of the media, some of it being warranted, this shows the good that can come when journalists do their job well.

  • Truth2017 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 12, 2017 10:48 p.m.

    anyone else tired of government corruption? gary ott situation just seems to one of many scandals. if his office could function without him, doesnt this suggest the office is overstaffed and overpaid.

  • conservative scientist Lindon, UT
    Oct. 12, 2017 1:37 p.m.

    In the early stages of this developing story, long before the official diagnosis, I wrote at least 3 comments that his disease was acting a lot like dementia (of which Alzheimer's is one type). Nothing was ever disrespectful - just observation from one who knows something about dementia. All of the comments were denied. No explanation provided by moderator. Possibly others suggested dementia as well and were also denied, as I don't ever remember reading this word on the comment boards, despite anyone who is remotely familiar with the disease being able to discern the common elements in this case. This was despite all kinds of approved comments that were much less relevant and simply political ranting.

    It is frustrating when knowledgeable and accurate comments are denied for unknown reasons, especially with the vitriol that routinely makes it past the moderator.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Oct. 12, 2017 11:08 a.m.

    I feel sorry for Gary Ott and nothing but contempt for those that used him when they should have been taking care of him.