Men and women from the Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy prepare to graduate at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi in Sitka on Friday. The graduates will serve in a variety of assignments ranging from the Alaska State Troopers to municipal police and fire departments across the state. (Photo by Ed Ronco/KCAW)
Wildlife troopers shot and killed a brown bear sow and her two cubs in a Sitka neighborhood late this week (10/20/16). While it’s not the first report of an aggressive bear near downtown, the three were the first animals destroyed this year for public safety.