Skip to comments.Sheriff Dever dies in single vehicle accident (AZ)
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 falls 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 countys website he had assumed a leadership role in attempting to bring resolution to related local concerns.
He was on the National Sheriff Associations 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 countys 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.
He was probably depressed over the death of his Mother and not paying attention. That happens more than not.
Very bad news.
Prayers up for his loved ones, and the people he served.
I hope the “sketchy details” don’t turn into anything other than this was an accident.
This man stood with Arizona. He will be missed.
Don’t think so, Gov Brewer liked him and the Evil Witch Napolitano was in D.C.
Kinda reminds me of this guy:
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.
Prayers to his family.who will fill his shoes?
I suspect ther will be a lot attnding his funneral.
Suspect that the next ranking County Deputy will be the Acting Sheriff until apermanent Sheriff is Appointed.
Oh no. He helped us with the Minuteman Project.
That was my first thought.
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.
Too bad, one of the best!
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.
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.
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.
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