BY PETER JONES
At press time, the search was continuing for a Littleton police officer lost hiking in Russia.
Steven Beare was climbing Mount Elbrus, the nation’s highest peak, on June 16 when he was reported missing. Last week, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said the search had been hampered by bad weather.
On June 21, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, asked the Russian ambassador for all possible helping in finding Beare.
The Littleton Police Department issued a statement the same day.
“We are keeping Officer Beare and his family in our thoughts and prayers,” the prepared news release said. “Steven is a highly respected officer for the LPD, and all of us are hopeful he will be located quickly. Through this difficult time, the employees of the department are supporting his wife, Olivia, and their family. We want to thank the numerous resources that have assisted in helping to try and locate Steven, including private, state, federal and international. There has been tremendous outreach and support.”
Chief Doug Stephens added, “When circumstances appear hopeless, you fight through and win, no matter what. That’s what cops do, and I am confident that Steven is doing that now.”
Those who wanted to assist in the rescue operation were asked to donate at coloradopolicefoundation.org/search-for-steven.
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