He decided to go into the Army to get away from a bad situation. RH: WHY? WHAT IS THE BAD SITUATION?
It was the best thing that could have happened.
He was assigned to the MP force and after he was discharged he began a life in law enforcement. He worked his was up until he is now Sheriff of Vans Valley, a small town in Georgia.
There were many days that he wished he had remained that way. However, he lived while his wife and daughter lost their lives that fateful day. Beau blames himself for their deaths and has been unable to forgive himself. Their deaths haunt him.
WHILE HE SHOULD BE GRIEVED OVER THE DEATH OF HIS FAMILY, FEARING LOSE WOULD NEED MORE SUPPORT FROM HIS BACKSTORY TO CARRY THE BOOK. BUT YOU'RE ON THE RIGH TRACK!!
He doesn't want to go through the hurt and pain he has already had to endure. He is considered to be a great catch in Vans Valley, but Trixie doesn't seem to notice. Beau is attracted to Trixie, but she has a chip on her shoulder where men are concerned.
This works well for Beau - he feels he can just bide his time where Trixie is concerned.
IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING LIKE: BEAU BEAUMONT DOESN'T LIKE LIKE WHAT HE SEES IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR OF HIS LIFE. A TROUBLED TEEN JAILED FOR DRUGS AND VIOLENCE, A WIDOW AT THE AGE OF 40, AND FEELING THE PAIN OF LOSING HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER IN A CAR ACCIDENT.
HE WANTS TO MOVE ON WITH HIS LIFE AND ...
SEE, HOW WE KIND OF GET INTO THE MEAT. WE NEED TO KNOW THE BACK STORY, BUT WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW WHAT HIS JOURNEY IN FOR THE DURATION OF THE STORY. HE WANTS THE SHERIFF JOB IN A SMALL GEORGIA TOWN. WHEN THEY TURN DOWN HIS APPLICATION, HE MOVES THERE TO FIND OUT WHY.
NOW WE SEE THE HOOK AND MOTIVATION.
GOOD JOB, DEBORAH!!