Please, no comments about Joe Arpaio here - this man's passing will leave a big hole in Arizona's law enforcement community.
WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) - Cochise County sheriff's officials say Sheriff Larry Dever has died in a one-vehicle accident near the northern Arizona town of Williams.
Carol Capas of the sheriff's office said in a statement that the crash occurred Tuesday evening and that the Coconino County sheriff's office was investigating.
The sheriff's office declined Wednesday to release any details of the death.
Dever's death comes less than a week after the sheriff's mother, Annie Mae Dever, died Friday of cancer at age 86.
Cochise County shares an 83.5-mile border with Mexico in the state's southeastern corner.
Dever was among a handful of Arizona sheriffs who defended the state's tough anti-illegal immigration law and blasted the Obama administration for its handling of the federal firearms operation known as "Fast and Furious."