Last night, the Bend Fire Department suffered a tragic loss. Rhett Larsen, a BFD engineer, was killed in an off duty traffic accident while traveling on HWY 26, he is survived by his family. Rhett was not only an exceptional firefighter, he was a loyal friend, respected mentor, and loving father. The loss of such a fun-loving, energetic soul is felt deeply by both our department and our community.

A memorial for Rhett will be held Sunday, June 10th, 3PM at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Rhett will receive full firefighter’s honors as we lay him to rest. Any questions can be directed to our front office at 541-322-6300.

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