Huge audience celebrates Dever's legacy

Former Sheriff offered an example in all aspects of his life

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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.

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CJRsMOM on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 6:14am

I watched the service online last night and it was beautiful. It truly
honored the life and legacy of Sheriff Larry Dever. He touched so many lives
and left an imprint on our hearts. God bless and comfort the Dever Family.
Please know that your husband, father, grandfather and brother will live on
in our hearts and memories always. remember…you will find comfort about 400
yards from here.

WW2 Marine Veteran on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:05am

My heart and prayers go out to the Larry Dever family. I had the privilege of
meeting and talking to him prior to his election to his first term as Sheriff
of Cochise County. Although I moved from Bisbee to Tucson I continued to
follow his time in office and always liked what I read about him. He was an
inspiration to law enforcement and I saw in him compassion for all.

Incadove93 on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 12:37pm
Title: Salute

No one can ever say that Cochise County doesn’t know how to honor someone who
meant so much to many. Now the hard part comes - so keep Sheriff Dever’s
family, friends, and coworkers in your prayers.

Knight Rider on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 12:56pm

Has the AZ game and fish department looked into the correlation between
Dever’s death and the influx of bears in the area? The timing just seems
very suspicious.

Cochise Citizen on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 5:55pm
Title: Memorial

It was an honor to attend the memorial service held on Wednesday, which was
attended by a great many. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office honor guard did
a beautiful job honoring the late Sheriff Dever. Many owe a great deal to
Sheriff Dever - he will be missed for a long time to come.

Sumtingwong on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 6:42pm

I still want to know, where is 400 yards from here?

Sumtingwong on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 6:44pm
Title: LOL

It is time to kill all the bears!

crazydoglady on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 9:52am

Sumdingweird… can’t you put a cork in it, just this once?!

Knight Rider on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:13pm
Title: Indeed...

What is the starting point for the 400 yards? From the SV Herald building the
VFW falls within the 400 yards and you can certainly find comfort there…
southern comfort.

Sumtingwong on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:56pm

In the Southern Comfort?

Ken Adams on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 5:17pm
Title: No he cannot

A classless individual with not an ounce of tact. An idiot. Knowing when to
shut up is a virtue. I am sure if he were in their shoes he would be all over
anyone who would write something so distasteful. Love the Dever family.

Sumtingwong on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 10:05am

If you have to resort to calling someone a name, all that does is show your
lack of maturity and your inability to debate, communicate, or dispute.

Knight Rider on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 1:44pm
Title: Tact...

Would you say calling someone an idiot is “tactful”? What exactly was
written that was distasteful?

Ken Adams on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 1:58pm

I suppose if you were not at the ceremony it may be due to ignorance, but the
400 yards was in reference to Sheriff Dever and his family when they were on
a family camping trips. Larry’s canned response to his kids when they asked
if they were almost there was “it’s only about 400 yards more.” When his son
Brandon spoke, it was his tearful, heartfelt words that told the story. I
felt that making light of something so important to the family, at that time,
was in poor taste.

Sumtingwong on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 6:27pm
Title: Insert Foot

Well not all of us made it to the ceremony, and not being there was not
ignorance, so after callng posters names, you finally decided to tell us what
the 400 yds. statement meant. Could have done that before reverting to
insults and name calling.

Knight Rider on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 7:30am
Title: Tact...

So is calling someone an idiot tactful? Why are you avoiding the question? We
are idiots because we didn’t go to the ceremony? A poster merely asked what
the 400 yards was about and you called them an idiot and claimed they
weren’t tactful. I might be wrong, but name calling isn’t very tactful,
it is actually quite immature.

Ken Adams on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 7:57am

Wow, Mr. Wong, maybe I have underestimated you. It seems that, quite
possibly, you may have some small amount of feelings. So sorry if I offended

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