Acting sheriff responds to reports about Dever's death - Tucson News Now

Acting sheriff responds to reports about Dever's death

Source: Bill Morrow Source: Bill Morrow
COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The acting sheriff of Cochise County has just released a statement regarding the recent report about long time Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever.

Dever was killed in a rollover accident last month in northern Arizona. An autopsy showed Sheriff Dever was drunk when he crashed. The medical examiner's report shows Dever had a blood alcohol level of 0.29, which is more than three times the legal limit.

Chief Deputy Rod Rothrock said today, " In light of the recent findings concerning the tragic death of Sheriff Larry Dever, the Cochise County Sheriff's Office and I want to make clear that the integrity of the department is unwavering… These findings come as a shock for many and myself, as I have known Larry Dever for 30 years and during that time I never knew him to be anything other than a strong and caring leader of Cochise County."

Rothrock went on to say the department will hold itself to the highest standard to provide the utmost professional service to the citizens of Cochise County. 

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