Officials say that the transfer is not a disciplinary action, but that's not likely to appease those who supported Casavant's actions to save the cub - following his suspension, more than 300,000 people signed a petition on his behalf. Among those ready to defend the officer's job is Stephanie Smith, of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union.
"He has a distinguished record of public service in law enforcement," Smith told CBC. "Bryce Casavant did the right thing when he decided these young bears should be assessed for rehabilitation."
The two creatures who benefited the most from Casavant's actions, cubs Jordan and Athena, would no doubt agree that he made the right decision. They are still being cared for at the rehab center where they are slated for release some time next year - a life made possible thanks to one officer's sympathy.