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  • Elevated alcohol level reported at time of Dever's death

    10/10/2012 6:31:12 PM PDT · by FrogMom · 13 replies
    The Herald ^ | 10/5/2012 | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Late Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever had an elevated blood alcohol content above the legal limit at the time of his death, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday evening.
  • Huge audience celebrates Dever's legacy. [Former Sheriff example in all aspects of his life]

    09/27/2012 3:22:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA – His quick wit, honesty and passion for his family and the community he served earned Larry Dever the respect and admiration of all those who had the honor of knowing him. Such sentiments were made clear by the size of the crowd attending Wednesday’s memorial service for the late Cochise County Sheriff, overflowing the 1,300-seat Buena High School Performing Arts Center. “The tremendous attendance you see here tonight is a reflection of how far and how deep the loss of Larry Dever has affected our world,” said Rod Rothrock, chief deputy of the sheriff’s office. Rothrock was...
  • Sheriff Dever's death comes a year after DOJ warning to Arizona law enforcement

    09/24/2012 11:09:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies ^ | Sept. 23, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    In September 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a warning to local law enforcement agencies throughout Arizona, informing them that they were being targeted by the powerful and violent Mexican drug cartels. The DOJ’s 2011 Drug Market Analysis for Arizona stated the cartels "have begun to threaten local police officers to deter their enforcement activities. Violent criminal groups often referred to as border bandits, rip crews, or bajadores, operate along trafficking corridors in remote locations, preying upon law enforcement officers and smugglers who transit their territories." The report also detailed the expanded use by the cartels of street gangs...
  • Shock, disbelief following Dever's death

    09/20/2012 5:36:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Area officials have expressed sorrow and additional information has been released by the agency investigating the crash that resulted in the death of Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever on Tuesday. Coconino County law enforcement was initially contacted about the accident at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday when a caller reported a single-vehicle rollover accident on Forest Service Road 109, about two miles north of White Horse Lake, which is about 20 miles southwest of Flagstaff. The caller had been traveling behind the 2008 white, three-quarter ton Chevrolet pickup truck headed south on a dirt road that leads to White...
  • Arizona sheriff Larry Dever, 60, dies in one-car wreck

    09/19/2012 1:18:22 PM PDT · by ponygirl · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2012 | Associated Press
    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:
  • Dever confident after court session

    04/26/2012 10:31:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald/Review | Bill Hess
    After hearing oral arguments Wednesday in the nation’s highest court over Arizona’s embattled immigration law, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said he believes the justices will at least allow some of Senate Bill 1070 to be approved. While he was impressed by Arizona’s Republican Gov. Jan Brewer’s special team of lawyers, Dever said it appeared to him the U.S. Solicitor General was not as prepared. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was appointed to the bench by President Barack Obama was quoted by The Associated Press as telling Solicitor General Donald Verrilli it appeared he was having problems in explaining his views....
  • 10 Arizona Sheriffs Call For Eric Holder to Resign or Be Fired

    10/07/2011 7:06:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 45 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-07-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaSheriff Paul Babeu led a press conference with 9 other Arizona sheriffs today, to blast Attorney General Eric Holder and the Administration for the disastrous 'Operation Fast and Furious', calling it a a "betrayal of state law enforcement". Standing in front of a Phoenix memorial for fallen law enforcement officers, including Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry - murdered as a direct result of the operation - the sheriffs called for the president to launch an independent investigation and for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down or be fired. They are demanding that Holder reveal...
  • Arizona Sheriff Cites Flood of Border Agents Confirming Feds' No-Apprehension Policy

    04/19/2011 8:33:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2011 | Jana Winter
    An Arizona sheriff says he has been flooded with calls and emails of support from local and federal agents who back his claims that the U.S. Border Patrol has effectively ordered them to stop apprehending illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. “Upper management has advised supervisors to have agents ‘turn back South’ (TBS) the illegal aliens (aka bodies) they detect attempting to unlawfully enter the country … at times you even hear supervisors order the agents over the radio to 'TBS' the aliens instead of catching them,” one San Diego border agent wrote in an email to Cochise County Sheriff...
  • AZ Sheriff Dever: Killer Alone Responsible for Shooting, ‘Frightening’ To ‘Try To Lay Blame On...

    01/11/2011 5:22:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said he does not understand why his friend and colleague, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, would suggest at a news conference following Saturday's shooting in Tucson that political ideology played a role in the tragedy. At a press conference on Saturday, Dupnik said Arizona had become the “mecca for prejudice and bigotry” and that “the vitriolic rhetoric that we hear day in and day out from people in the radio business and some people in the TV business” should, given events, prompt America “to do a little soul-searching.” In reference to Dupnik’s remarks, Sheriff Dever...
  • Sheriff Larry Dever Does Not Believe The President Wants To Secure The Border

    10/01/2010 1:23:38 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 16 replies ^ | October 01, 2010 |
    Cochise County Arizona Sheriff Larry Dever says the president does not want border security unless he gets immigration reform.
  • Along the Southern Border, the New York Times Is ‘Disconnected from Reality’

    09/20/2010 10:20:03 AM PDT · by AuntB · 6 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Sept. 19, 2010 | Sheriff Larry Dever
    For the last 14 years as the elected Sheriff of Cochise County Arizona, which shares 83½ miles of border with Mexico, I have kept a listed phone number. For about the last 18 years or so the calls I receive at home, at night, would be infrequent and usually about a domestic squabble or some animal turned loose. Then, in 1998 that all changed. Now I don’t sleep, as my residents call each night sometimes panicky, sometimes resigned to this as a way of life, but always with a shaky voice: “they are at my door.” This is not a...
  • AZ Border Sheriff: 'I Have About As Much Regard for the U.N. as I Do the Vermin'

    08/31/2010 12:49:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/31/2010 | Penny Starr
    ( – Sheriff Larry Dever, whose officers patrol Cochise County along the border between Arizona and Mexico, said he finds it “amazing” that the U.S. State Department would refer the recently passed immigration law in his state to the United Nations Human Rights Council for review. “Well, it’s just amazing to me,” Dever told “Course, I have about as much regard for the U.N. as I do the vermin that hides in the rocks around my house here and reaches out and tries to bite me every now and then.” The Bush administration refused to join the U.N. Human...
  • Dever says nothing new in investigation

    05/04/2010 7:21:05 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 1 replies · 120+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | May 04, 2010 | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Responding to recent news reports, both citing anonymous sources claiming to be involved in the investigation, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said that his office had no new information regarding any possible suspect in the shooting death of Douglas-area rancher Robert Krentz. “All that I can say is that nothing has changed from our original release, and that is that we tracked the suspect from the scene of the murder to the Mexican border,” Dever said. “We do have some information that suggests that he was a scout for a smuggling organization. That’s about it.” On Monday,...
  • Sheriff Dever to testify on Capitol Hill about border security

    02/27/2006 4:44:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 425+ views
    BISBEE — More than once Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has been called to Washington, D.C., to testify before congressional committees about border problems. Today the sheriff is heading to the East Coast, where he will testify before two committees — one in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, and the other in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. What senators and representatives will hear is more of the same, more of what he told members of Congress in 1997, and that is the nation’s immigration and border strategies are failing, Dever said Sunday. While it is expected that both...
  • Searches, arrests set agency apart (Cochise LEOs "Get It")

    05/30/2004 6:15:35 PM PDT · by NewRomeTacitus · 20 replies · 308+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 05-26-2004 | Ignacio Ibarra
    "We've been told and promised repeatedly over the last six years that this is a federal responsibility and that the federal government is going to get this area under operational control. The problem is, I still don't know what they mean by operational control."- Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever This roundup was near Palominas. Next: Lt. Al Tomlinson searches a culvert in Bisbee for signs of illegal entrants. One of the motivations, he says, is personal: He was involved in the recovery of 38 bodies last year. Cochise deputies aid Border Patrol It's just past midnight as the brown sedan...