Winkler says he and his wife get a kick out of Dever's being a Republican and a Mormon, "and we're neither."

He says, "We agree almost 100 percent with his take on immigration because we live here and know what he's saying is true. Where we live continues to be a smuggling zone, though they've been leaving us alone for a while now. My wife puts it best about Larry. She says, 'I like him, and I trust him. He's one of us.'"

Winkler tells the story of Concepcion "Connie" Hickman, a Mexican-born woman from Pirtleville, an enclave just outside of Douglas, who died in 2010 at 91.

Hickman loved two things more than anything, Winkler says, the Catholic Church and the Democratic Party. She was legendary in the Douglas area for bringing out the vote for local candidates she favored, all Democrats, of course.

"You even wouldn't think of calling on her if you were Republican," Winkler says. "But Larry did [during his first campaign for sheriff, in 1996], and she let him in for a visit. I think she fell in love with him that day, and she kept a picture of him out for everyone to see until she died. I'm sure he was the only Republican she ever voted for. She told me, 'He's really a nice man — and he speaks such beautiful Spanish.'"

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babosoff30
babosoff30

Arizona has lost a leader of more than three decades in our law enforcement community. My thoughts and prayers today – and those of Arizonans, I am sure – are with his wife, Nancy, their children, friends and colleagues as they cope with this terrible loss

In honor of Sheriff Larry Albert Dever and his 34 years of dedicated service to the State of Arizona, and for the peace of mind he has provided the citizens of Cochise County, I have ordered that flags at all State buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset today, September 19, 2012, and again on his day of interment, for which services are pending." http://hcaextract.wufoo.com/forms/buy-garcinia-cambogia-online/ http://greencoffeebeanmax.wufoo.com/forms/buy-green-coffee-bean-max/ http://raspberryketonemax.wufoo.com/forms/buy-raspberry-ketones-online/

BrandonSharp16
BrandonSharp16

@brahmresnik sheriff joe is a real a sheriff and so is the other one you named there all good

Kit_Quemada
Kit_Quemada

@brahmresnik You couldn't tell from Babeu's multiple TV appearances today that they ended badly.

brahmresnik
brahmresnik

@Kit_Quemada Sure can't. Some unfinished business there.

DonnaDiva
DonnaDiva

@brahmresnik He was a good guy. RIP.

 
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