U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) issued the following joint statement on the death of Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever:
"We were deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of our friend Larry Dever. We spent a great deal of time at the border with Sheriff Dever and know first-hand his long commitment to keeping the people of our state safe. We also admired Sheriff Dever's strength to speak out when he believed more needed to be done to secure our border.
"Sheriff Dever was not only a leader in Cochise County, but also across Arizona and throughout the law enforcement community. Sheriff Dever was a man of honor, integrity, and selfless service to the State of Arizona. He will be greatly missed.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, their sons, and the rest of Dever family."