Police Shoot and Kill Bear That Attacked NW Medford Woman and Dog

Here is the LINK to the previous article regarding multiple Bear sightings and the bear attack in northwest Medford.

On 9/6/22 at approximately 9:43p, officers responded to the 1100 block of Pinecroft Avenue in response to a bear sighting.

The resident reported a bear was in a tree in her front yard. Upon arrival, officers set up a perimeter and called OSP and ODFW for assistance with the incident.

The bear was in the general area of the prior night’s attack incident. As officers were waiting assistance from OSP and ODFW, the bear started to climb out of the tree to flee.

Multiple Officers on Scene of Bear in Tree

Officers on scene shot and killed the bear for the safety of the community. Per ODFW policy, a bear that is a threat to human life is not eligible for any relocation program.

OSP and ODFW collected the bear for inspection and confirmed it was the bear from the prior night’s attack based on the investigative evidence.

Authorities Taking the Bear Away from the Scene

Medford Alert arrived on scene as police conducted the operation. Two shots were fired by officers in order to dispatch the dangerous bear.