Remembering Rhett Larsen
November 24th, 1978 – June 2nd, 2018
Rhett Larsen, 39, was a loving father, husband, and worked as a Fire Engineer with the City of Bend Fire Department.
On the evening of Saturday, June 2, Rhett was off-duty, returning home to Bend from Portland on his motorcycle when, at Milepost 80, a large bear crossed directly in front of him. The impact with the bear drove Rhett into oncoming traffic. Rhett was pronounced dead at the scene.