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Sheriff Dever dies in single vehicle accident (AZ)
Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 09/18/2012 | Staff

Posted on 09/19/2012 5:25:06 AM PDT by SandRat

It was learned late Tuesday night that Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has died in a single vehicle rollover accident in Coconino County.

Details of what occurred are sketchy as of this hour, but the news was confirmed by Cochise County Supervisor Pat Call at about 11 p.m.

Dever was running unopposed in this fall’s election for what would have been his fifth term as sheriff. It is unclear at this time what his sudden passing will mean in the electoral process.

The sheriff was more than a local law enforcement official as he took the lead on the national issue of illegal immigration and its impacts not only on Cochise County, but the state of Arizona and nation. Dever testified before Congress on several ccasions regarding these issues and as stated on the county’s website he had assumed a leadership role in attempting to bring resolution to related local concerns.

He was on the National Sheriff Association’s Board of Directors and was elected because of his strong leadership role in Border Law Enforcement Issues.

The sheriff is a native of Cochise County. He was born and raised in St. David.

He and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of six sons. The oldest serves as a major in the U.S. Army, three work for Arizona law enforcement agencies, one as a firefighter, and one attends college. The sheriff died just four days after his 86-year-old mother, Annie Mae Dever, died of cancer.

According to the county’s website, Dever was a 34-year Cochise County law enforcement veteran. He was elected to his first term as sheriff in 1996, following a 20-year career working in the trenches of Cochise County law enforcement. Entering the profession as a deputy in 1976, Dever rose through the ranks from sergeant to major before successfully seeking political office and being re-elected to a fourth term in 2008.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; az; cochisecounty; funeral; immigrantlist; immigration; loss; passing; sadness; sheriff; sheriffdever
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1 posted on 09/19/2012 5:25:14 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

Arkancided?


2 posted on 09/19/2012 5:30:05 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: SandRat

He was probably depressed over the death of his Mother and not paying attention. That happens more than not.


3 posted on 09/19/2012 5:37:56 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: SandRat

Very bad news.

Prayers up for his loved ones, and the people he served.


4 posted on 09/19/2012 5:39:33 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ("The opposite of compromise is character." -- Frederick Douglass)
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To: SandRat
Rest in Peace, Mr. Dever. May your family, friends, and fellow LE officials be comforted by God's Hands. Mr. Dever (Sir), you will be missed, greatly. Am asking God to setup another welcome home for you, Mr. Dever. Well Done, is the cry from Heaven you (Sir) shall have already heard.
5 posted on 09/19/2012 5:40:31 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: SandRat

I hope the “sketchy details” don’t turn into anything other than this was an accident.


6 posted on 09/19/2012 5:44:03 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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7 posted on 09/19/2012 5:44:26 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Don’t think so, Gov Brewer liked him and the Evil Witch Napolitano was in D.C.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 5:44:53 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat; cripplecreek

Kinda reminds me of this guy:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7117220


9 posted on 09/19/2012 5:47:05 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SandRat

Oh, how tragic. My thoughts are with his family.

What a stellar public servant. A dedicated man like him is going to be tough to replace. How utterly sad to lose him.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 5:54:59 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: SandRat

Prayers to his family.who will fill his shoes?


11 posted on 09/19/2012 5:58:17 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: SueRae

I suspect ther will be a lot attnding his funneral.


12 posted on 09/19/2012 6:00:47 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: dalebert

Suspect that the next ranking County Deputy will be the Acting Sheriff until apermanent Sheriff is Appointed.


13 posted on 09/19/2012 6:09:47 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Oh no. He helped us with the Minuteman Project.


14 posted on 09/19/2012 6:29:24 AM PDT by LadyEleanor
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To: Ouderkirk

That was my first thought.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 6:30:33 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SandRat; Alamo-Girl
I'm not saying we know anything yet about what happened but:

1) I vaguely remember during the Arkancides in the Clinton regime, that somebody rigged a car to suddenly accelerate and the guy in it drove straight into a brick or cement wall. I don't know how they triggered it. (IIRC it was the son of the man who married Vince Foster's widow and claimed to have found some of Vince's papers in her attic and wanted to talk about it.)

2) A person hiring a hit can make the deal from pretty much anywhere.

3) I think there was at least one other pertinent single car fatal accident during that time in Arkansas.

OTOH actual accidents DO happen. It becomes suspicious when the victim is one of the major effective protectors of our sovereignty at a time when people (in both parties) are working so hard to destroy it.

16 posted on 09/19/2012 6:40:53 AM PDT by Sal (STAND YOUR GROUND laws are the prosecutor's target--GZ is collateral damage.)
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To: bgill

Too bad, one of the best!


17 posted on 09/19/2012 6:41:33 AM PDT by Paddy Irish
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To: SandRat
From the Flagstaff newspaper:

Larry Dever, the four-term Republican sheriff of Cochise County, has died in a one-vehicle crash near the northern Arizona town of Williams. He was 60.

Dever's death was confirmed early Wednesday by the sheriff's department. The department declined to release details of the crash or his death.
Larry Dever, Cochise County sheriff, dies at 60

That location (Williams) is many hundreds of miles away from Cochise County. Strange that no details are being released so it still may be under investigation.

18 posted on 09/19/2012 7:06:01 AM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: CedarDave

Dave, our local paper says he was on his way to meet one of his sons for a 2-day hunting trip. Rifle season for elk opens on Friday, I believe.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 7:29:55 AM PDT by HiJinx (Progessive Compassion requires OPM - Other People's Money.)
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To: CedarDave

The updated SV Herald article says he was on his way to a family hunting trip. One car roll over on a forestry service road. Unlikely that this is anything but a tragic accident. Prayers and love to Nancy and the boys. Larry will be greatly missed.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 7:31:42 AM PDT by AZHSer
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To: SandRat; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping...

This is a sad day for Cochise County, Arizona, and for those who are fighting to halt the intolerable damage caused by unchecked illegal immigration.

Larry was my friend, and this is not going to be a good day.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 7:32:48 AM PDT by HiJinx (Progessive Compassion requires OPM - Other People's Money.)
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To: HiJinx

Prayers up for Larry.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 7:48:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: HiJinx

Prayers for all who suffered by this loss...prayers for Sheriff Dever’s family and loved ones...


23 posted on 09/19/2012 7:50:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: SandRat

RIP Sheriff Larry Dever.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 7:57:39 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: HiJinx

I’m sorry to hear of this HiJinx. My sympathies go out to his family, friends, associates, the community he served, and the other localities he impacted favorably by his contributions to various boards and agencies.

We all lost a good friend in that he was trying to address illegal immigration.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 8:02:02 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: bcsco

Sad news, another warrior lost.


26 posted on 09/19/2012 8:02:43 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: HiJinx

“Larry was my friend, and this is not going to be a good day.”

My condolences, HiJInx. We’ve lost too many good people in this battle.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 8:11:44 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: HiJinx

I am truly sorry for your loss.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 8:12:19 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: HiJinx; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...
Thanks for the update. Our thoughts and prayers are for him and with his family.

Ping to the NM list with this sad news.

29 posted on 09/19/2012 8:12:32 AM PDT by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: SandRat

Please provide a working link.

Thanks.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 8:26:16 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: HiJinx
Condolences, Jinxy and prayers for his family.
31 posted on 09/19/2012 8:26:25 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (49 days and a wake up.)
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To: SandRat

When Karen Silkwood died in a similar manner the Left made movies about a fantastic conspiracy to shut her up by the nuclear energy industry.


32 posted on 09/19/2012 8:30:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SandRat

A story on azcentral this morning said there had been other fatal accidents on that particular road where Dever’s was killed. Probably an accident, but the investigation isn’t over. These days, expect anything.


33 posted on 09/19/2012 8:30:57 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: SandRat

Can anyone say Buford Pusser?


34 posted on 09/19/2012 8:37:26 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Ouderkirk
One car accidents are not unusual in this part of the country with long straight roads that stretch for many miles with nothing to see, drivers tend to get lost in their thoughts and lose control of the vehicle.

A driver that has driven the road many times that has a lot of things on their mind would be a good candidate for such an accident. I've had a few close calls and have to remind myself to stay focused even if there is nothing to see.

35 posted on 09/19/2012 8:43:44 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: SandRat
We lost a police officer in a single vehicle accident over the weekend. Hodgenville Police Officer Mark Taulbee was pursuing a suspect eastbound on KY-210 when the dispatcher lost contact with him. A backup officer found him wrecked in a field. Apparently he'd lost control, spun, struck an embankment on the driver's side, and went airborne. Even though he was wearing his seatbelt, he was still ejected from the vehicle. He was medevaced to Louisville, but died a few hours later.

Over in Britain, two female police constables were ambushed and killed by a wanted murderer, who used a hand grenade to destroy their vehicle. This was the first incident since the 1960's in which two British police were killed in the same altercation.

A sad week for law enforcement.

36 posted on 09/19/2012 8:48:38 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: Admin Moderator

http://www.svherald.com/content/news/2012/09/18/329570


37 posted on 09/19/2012 8:54:46 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Or maybe Sheriff BUFORD PUSSER.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buford_Pusser


38 posted on 09/19/2012 9:41:22 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: murron

Durn your hide, you beat me to it!


39 posted on 09/19/2012 9:45:31 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: SandRat

Cue the guy who is doing that Obama death list.


40 posted on 09/19/2012 9:54:19 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: SandRat

RIP.


41 posted on 09/19/2012 12:25:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; All; Admin Moderator; HiJinx

Statement by Governor Jan Brewer

Grieving the Loss of Sheriff Dever

“Like all Arizonans, I was shocked to learn this morning that Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever had been killed hours earlier in a one-car accident while traveling in northern Arizona. True to form for this husband, father of six and grandfather, he was reportedly en route to meet several members of his family for a Fall hunting and camping trip in the Arizona high country.

“I had known Sheriff Dever for well over a decade, stretching back to my days with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. I’ll remember him in his cowboy hat - soft-spoken and unfailingly polite, but firm in his beliefs and steady in his service to the law. In the truest sense, Sheriff Dever was a Western lawman and country gentleman.

“Arizona has lost a leader of more than three decades in our law enforcement community. My thoughts and prayers today - and those of Arizonans, I am sure - are with his wife, Nancy, their children, friends and colleagues as they cope with this terrible loss.

“In honor of Sheriff Larry Albert Dever and his 34 years of dedicated service to the State of Arizona, and for the peace of mind he has provided the citizens of Cochise County, I have ordered that flags at all State buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset today, September 19, 2012, and again on his day of interment, for which services are pending.”


42 posted on 09/19/2012 1:07:33 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: HiJinx

Jinxy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend.

I-40 is a very dangerous highway. I was involved in a single car roll-over, not far from where Larry was killed. There were two fatalities involved, and I am still recovering, 8 months later. The two who lost their lives were so dear to me, and I will never get over the loss.

May the Angels bring comfort to those who loved him.


43 posted on 09/19/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie; HiJinx

Hugs to yorkie and HiJinx.

Sadness in my heart for another lost warrior.


44 posted on 09/19/2012 2:08:43 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

((((((((((HUGS, BQ)))))))))))


45 posted on 09/19/2012 2:16:39 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Yorkie, dear, I did not consider your accident when I pinged the list and I am so sorry to have brought those memories back to you.

Forgive me?


46 posted on 09/19/2012 2:41:47 PM PDT by HiJinx (Progessive Compassion requires OPM - Other People's Money.)
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To: HiJinx

There is nothing to forgive you for, Jinxy. I always read your pings, and did not take this one personally. (((HUGS)))

Larry’s accident was west of Williams, I believe. Mine was east of Seligman. Not too far apart.

The speed limit is 75 mph, and the highway goes straight, for miles. Then, it curves (with no warning). The Highway Patrol contacted me in the hospital, and said the driver over-corrected, when she hit gravel. That is when the roll-over began.

And, the air-bags did not deploy....

I still don’t know why my life was spared. I suppose I’ll find out ‘one’ day.


47 posted on 09/19/2012 2:53:32 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Yes, we will find out. Right there, you’ve posted a warning for anyone else who drives that stretch and may have made a difference.

My attitude towards things of that nature - why me? - is that God’s hand is in all things and His plan is beyond what we can comprehend.

And y’know...the same goes for this tragic end to an awesome man’s life. Those he has touched will carry his legacy forward. He has raised 6 very good young adults who would make any parent proud.


48 posted on 09/19/2012 3:40:31 PM PDT by HiJinx (Progessive Compassion requires OPM - Other People's Money.)
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To: SandRat

This is very sad news. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with him for a couple days. Great American, LEO, and friend. RIP Larry and prayers out to the family.


49 posted on 09/19/2012 6:03:02 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: yorkie

Sniffles.


50 posted on 09/19/2012 6:41:37 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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