Montana Highway Patrol thanks people for “overwhelming” support, prayers for trooper shot
MISSOULA, Mont. — The Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) trooper shot Friday is still fighting for his life.
Wade Palmer, 35, was investigating an earlier shooting when someone shot him, in the small town of Evara, according to a statement from MHP.
He was airlifted to Salt Lake City in critial condition and is still recovering.
MHP shared an update on Twitter saying “there has been someone outside his room around the clock including his surgery room.”
The law enforcement community in Utah has been taking good care of Wade, his family and Cpt. Kitchin & Sgt. Finley who are with him in Salt Lake. There has been someone outside his room around the clock including his surgery room. #mtnews pic.twitter.com/CZuducoiBa
— Montana Highway Patrol (@MTHwyPatrol) March 16, 2019
Another tweet said the “support and prayers for Wade have been overwhelming.” MHP went on to thank everyone for their support.
A GoFundMe for Trooper Palmer raised more than $88,500 in just one day.
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