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Oct 5, 2012 7:14 PM

Toxicology results indicate Dever had elevated blood alcohol content

TUCSON - The toxicology results from Sheriff Dever after his fatal accident last month reportedly indicate an elevated blood alcohol content, above the legal limit, according to a news release from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.

Below is the release in full:

"On Friday October 5, 2012 the Dever Family advised that they had received information regarding the toxicology results from Sheriff Dever immediately after the accident. The results reportedly indicate an elevated blood alcohol content above the legal limit. It is with great sadness that circumstances surrounding the last few days of Larry Dever's life culminated to this end.

"The Dever family expressed great sorrow at the findings, indicating that with the recent events in Sheriff Dever's personal life to include the death of his mother Annie May four days prior to the accident, the Sheriff was still undoubtedly reeling from the stress and pressure of the events at hand. The Dever family advised that they remain so grateful for the overwhelming support and outpouring of love from Cochise County and across the nation, and they pray this report does not diminish the respect and admiration that so many have for such a great man.

"Our thoughts and prayers have been, and will continue to be, with the Dever Family, the Sheriff's Office Family, and those who knew the true measure of a man that was embodied by Sheriff Larry A. Dever."

An earlier report released by the sheriff's office indicated that Sheriff Dever had been traveling at 62 miles per hour along a dirt and gravel road in northern Arizona when he lost control of his vehicle and died.

The report, released last Monday, says the black box in Sheriff Dever's vehicle also shows that the seat belt was unbuckled.

Dever was on his way to meet family for a camping trip at White Horse Lake on September 18 when his pickup truck rolled over.

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