U.S. REP. RON BARBER’S STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF SHERIFF LARRY DEVER
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today released the following statement on the death of Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, who died in a vehicle accident yesterday:
Larry Dever was the consummate law enforcement professional, dedicating more than half of his life to the sheriff’s department in his native Cochise County. He was – literally and figuratively– the lawman in the white hat.
Sheriff Dever started his career in the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department 34 years ago, rising from deputy to sergeant to major. Sixteen years ago, he was elected sheriff and because of his commitment to the county in which he was born, Sheriff Dever was looking forward to serving the people of Cochise County for another four years.
His sincerity and his allegiance to this nation and to the safety and security of Cochise County residents and all Americans could never be questioned.
Sheriff Dever’s experience and his voice cannot be replaced. My condolences and prayers go out to his family, to his colleagues in the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department and to a grateful community.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber
Arizona’s 8th Congressional District
(520) 881-3588 or (520) 904-5876