View Full Version : Cochise County sheriff Dever dies at 60

09-19-2012, 09:52
This is really sad news:

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

Dever's death was confirmed early Wednesday by the sheriff's department. The accident was reported around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday. Devers had been on his way to meet relatives in the White Horse Lake area for a hunting-and-fishing trip, according to a press release from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said he's shocked and called Dever a patriot and true Western sheriff. A perfect fit for cochise county with its colorful history which includes tombstone.

"He wears his Western getup and cowboy hat and was a novel figure, not just in Arizona but nationally," Babeu said.

Dever and Babeu worked closely together on border security issues.

The sheriff died just four days after his mother, Annie Mae Dever, 86, died of cancer.

Full story: http://www.ktar.com/22/1576195/Cochise-County-sheriff-Devers-dies-at-60

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Dever.


09-19-2012, 10:03
Rest in Peace Sir.

09-19-2012, 10:11
Dang. RIP

09-19-2012, 10:18
Holy crap! That is sad news I remember him as a Deputy in my wilder days as a youth in Sierra vista.

Red Flag 1
09-19-2012, 11:15
TRest In God's Peace Sheriff.

09-19-2012, 17:17
Very sad, RIP Sir.

09-20-2012, 13:29
Rest in Peace, Sheriff Dever!

My condolences to your family, friends, and department.

09-20-2012, 13:47
Rest in Peace. A tough loss at a critical point in Arizona.

The Reaper
09-20-2012, 17:58
Single car accident with no witnesses, eh?


RIP, Sheriff Dever.


09-20-2012, 18:23
Rest In Peace, Sheriff.

I never met the man, but people I know who have spoke very highly of him. And, he looked damned good in a cowboy hat!

09-20-2012, 18:40
Single car accident with no witnesses, eh?


That's the thinking down here, too. Dever's butted heads with the cartels and the current administration. On a recent radio interview, he said "obama is dumber than a wedge". He had enemies.

He was a very large presence here and will be missed. He is also on the ballot, unopposed, for reelection.


09-20-2012, 18:45
Rest in Peace Sheriff Dever!!!!!!!