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Arizona sheriff Larry Dever, 60, dies in one-car wreck
Fox News ^ | 9/19/2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/19/2012 1:18:22 PM PDT by ponygirl

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.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/19/arizona-sheriff-larry-dever-60-dies-in-one-car-wreck/#ixzz26wrjuvaL

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; caraccident; cochisecounty; dever; fastandfurious; larrydever; sheriff
This is a sad day for Arizona.
1 posted on 09/19/2012 1:18:27 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: ponygirl

Suicide?


2 posted on 09/19/2012 1:20:53 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: ponygirl

This is unsettling and very, very suspicious.


3 posted on 09/19/2012 1:22:10 PM PDT by ransacked
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To: ponygirl

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.”


4 posted on 09/19/2012 1:22:33 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ponygirl

Getting killed on AZ roads is not a hard thing to do. Higher speeds, sandy shoulders and a momentary lapse in attention and you are doing endos.

But even living here, knowing this and having seen it happen a couple times right in front of me, I still have to wonder if he didn’t have ‘help’.

And that’s a sad thing to have reason to think.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 1:22:38 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ponygirl

This has been on Free Republic all day...numerous articles on this. I am sure he was depressed over his mother’s death...wasn’t paying attention and crashed or he did it on purpose. Either way hope he was ready to see the Savior.


6 posted on 09/19/2012 1:23:52 PM 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: ransacked
This is unsettling and very, very suspicious.

That's my reaction, too. One-car accident...sure.

7 posted on 09/19/2012 1:24:15 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: napscoordinator

I search titles and keywords and got nothing. Sorry if it’s been posted already.


8 posted on 09/19/2012 1:24:42 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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I'm originally from Cochise County, my brother's son played ball against Sheriff Dever’s son. I pray they get another good man to help with the border situation down there.

God Bless the Dever Family.

9 posted on 09/19/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
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To: Bernard Marx

Obamacide or Holdercide.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 1:25:43 PM PDT by miserare
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To: ponygirl

No problem....the afternoon folks need to see it too. I hope it didn’t sound overly rude.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 1:25:51 PM 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: ponygirl

was he a member of the cold case posse?


12 posted on 09/19/2012 1:25:51 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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Condolences to the Dever family and to all who knew and loved this man.


13 posted on 09/19/2012 1:27:08 PM PDT by miserare
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To: Norm Lenhart

If it had happened here in the county, I might just barely agree with you.

It happened up in northern AZ on a dirt/gravel Forest Service road while he was travelling to meet up with family for a hunting weekend.

It happened overnight, so fatigue and/or inattention could easily be the reason for the accident. However, that’s just speculation. The accident is under investigation.


14 posted on 09/19/2012 1:29:58 PM PDT by HiJinx (Progessive Compassion requires OPM - Other People's Money.)
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To: napscoordinator

The local news is reporting it as a roll over, which means he wandered off the road, somehow. If he did it on purpose it seems he would have found something to run in to. I’ve lived here for 11 years, and getting off the pavement into sand at high speed can be dangerous, as we now see. He was a good man.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 1:31:28 PM PDT by cbvanb
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To: sten

Is there a copy of Virginia Sunahara’s ORIGINAL birth record in the trunk?


16 posted on 09/19/2012 1:31:45 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: sten; ponygirl
was he a member of the cold case posse?

No. That would be Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio.

17 posted on 09/19/2012 1:32:01 PM PDT by HiJinx (Progessive Compassion requires OPM - Other People's Money.)
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To: ponygirl
Dever
18 posted on 09/19/2012 1:32:17 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: HiJinx

Don’t get me wrong. In all likelyhood he dozed a second, hooked the shoulder and lost control. Happens alot.

I just meant to say that it’s sad that on hearing this, the first thing that went through my (and probably most of our) mind was Obamacide.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 1:32:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ponygirl; All

It is a real loss. Also, when a coyote jumps in front of your car, do not apply brakes. Actual coyote.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 1:33:05 PM PDT by Havisham
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Oh I know. I’ve done it. The only thing that saved me was the 37x12.5 in tires that could handle it. Still damn near lost it though.


21 posted on 09/19/2012 1:36:15 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ponygirl

I have been off and on FR all day, and this is the first posting I have seen regarding this incident. RIP Sheriff Dever.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 1:40:38 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: HiJinx

sheriff joe was the head of the posse... but there is a team doing the investigations

the reason I ask is the governors statement...

“I had known Sheriff Dever for well over a decade, stretching back to my days with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors”
- Governor Jan Brewer


23 posted on 09/19/2012 1:46:00 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten
was he a member of the cold case posse?

Wheeler, Breitbart, Dever... who's next?

24 posted on 09/19/2012 1:47:04 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: ponygirl

Oh wow. Terrible. Lived in his county for a couple of years. Good sheriff.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 2:06:19 PM PDT by refreshed
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To: Havisham

what about a virtual coyote?


26 posted on 09/19/2012 2:06:48 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: HiJinx

Sounds like he probably stayed up late getting ready to go hunting at the last minute, then got up early and started driving too fast. I’ve done that too many times. One second’s lapse and there is trouble.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 2:18:33 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: RitchieAprile

By ‘actual’ I mean a the four-legged coyote; as opposed to the bipedal one.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 8:48:38 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: ponygirl

I wonder if he experienced a coronary while driving. He was 60 yoa. I don’t know a thing about his health history, but that is where I’d start to look.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 4:24:34 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: HiJinx; sten
He was not a member of the Cold Case Posse (those are all retired deputies), but he was one of the 10 Arizona Sheriffs who joined together to call for the Fast & Furious probe last year. Others include Arpaio, Babeu in Pinal County and Sheahan in Mohave county.

And like Breitbart, just strange timing that this accident happened on the day of the Fast & Furious report release.

Prayers for the Dever family.

30 posted on 09/20/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: miserare

Cochise County lost a great man, a patriot who loved this country.


31 posted on 09/20/2012 10:57:03 AM PDT by marmar ((Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
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