BC Conservation Service honours member who passed away while off-duty…

The Conservation Officer Service is heartbroken over the loss of one of our Conservation Officers.

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.

Tristan Montjoy, 24, was stationed in Fort St. John. He went missing recently while off-duty. He had unfortunately passed away when he was located.

“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.”

Tristan, who grew up in Lillooet, 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.

Written and released by BC Conservation Service. (link will take you to Facebook)

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