This sighting in your article about the policemen sighting bigfoot was I believe August 23 near Foster Bar on the Agness side of Powers. If it's the same one, the officer was watching people drifting the river when he caught out of the corner of his eye a dark man like large animal walk from one tree to behind another one on the opposite side of the river where there was no roads or trails.
It was my understanding the officer did not report it as bigfoot but something unknown to him and not a bear. He watched the animal for some time looking at the drifters on the river. As far as I know he didn't lose any time over the sighting. Maybe because he reported it as "A unknown animal" not saying the word bigfoot.
Thank you Shellie for the great comment. ... Linda Newton-Perry