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Past, present students mourn loss of BBE teacher, coach

Early Tuesday morning, a Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa math teacher and head wrestling coach, Richard Vos, was killed by a semi while biking on U.S. Highway 71 south of Belgrade. Throughout the day, past and present students mourned the loss of their teacher and paid their respects on social media.


  1. On Tuesday morning, a sports blogger posted an update to the BBE Jaguar Sports blog. "As is the rest of the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa community is doing right now, I am reeling," he wrote. "We have suffered an unimaginable loss."
  2. On Twitter and Facebook, both current and former students told stories of how Vos had touched their lives as a teacher and coach.
  3. Many students expressed shock and disbelief, taking to social media to relay their grief. On Twitter, the hashtag #RIPMrVos was trending.