BC Conservation Officer Service mourns one of their own

BCCOS in mourning

B.C.'s Conservation Officer Service is in mourning after one of their own died after going missing while off-duty.

"Today, with heavy hearts, the COS is extremely honoured to bring one of their very own home to his family so he may rest in peace within the traditional territory of his St’át’imc Nation," states a post on the BC Conservation Officer Facebook page.

Twenty-four-year-old Tristan Montjoy was stationed in Fort St. John but went missing while off-duty recently. By the time he was found, he had passed away.

“Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, who we are supporting during this difficult time,” said Chief Conservation Officer Doug Forsdick. “The COS is a family and we are devastated at this tragic loss. Tristan was passionate about protecting our natural resources for future generations and was well-liked and respected by everyone who knew him. He will be forever missed.”

Montjoy, grew up in Lillooet, and was extremely proud of his St’át’imc Nation and Haida Nation heritage.

"The COS is grateful for all of the messages of support that have been received from our law enforcement partners, community members and more. We ask that you keep the officer’s family in your thoughts."

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