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Video: Off-Duty Officer Killed by Grizzly Bear in Montana

June 30, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Off-Duty Officer Killed by Grizzly Bear in Montana

A law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service was killed in a bear attack Wednesday on U.S. Forest land in Montana, according to officials, reports ABC News.

Brad Treat, 38, of West Glacier, MT, was fatally attacked by the grizzly bear shortly after 2 p.m. on U.S. Forest land in the Halfmoon Lakes area near West Glacier National Park, Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said Wednesday evening.

"Treat was mountain biking on a trail with another male at the time of the attack," Sheriff Curry said in a statement. "It appears they likely surprised the bear and Treat was taken off his bike by the bear. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The second rider was able to exit the area to summon help and was not injured or involved in the attack."

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Leonard Mather @ 6/30/2016 5:55 PM

I am hoping that this officer was armed and that the "take down off his bike" was so sudden that it resulted in his immediate incapacity before the officer was able to use his weapon. I just hope that the speed of his death was prompt and not lingering as was the death of the "Bear Man" some years back. May St. Michael the Archangel remain watchful over all the Montana Forest Service Officers.

KevcopAz @ 7/1/2016 7:19 AM

wow. Article does not say if they located the bear yet. Sometimes we all can be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Sad.

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