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New state website keeps public updated on injured MT trooper's recovery

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) created a new resource for people who want to stay updated on a how a trooper is doing after he was shot in the line of duty. 

A suspected criminal shot Trooper Wade Palmer near Evaro, Montana in mid-March. The law enforcement officer was searching for the suspect believed to be involved in a Missoula shooting. 

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office arrrested Jonathan Bertsh soon after.

Trooper Palmer is recovering from his injuries in Salt Lake City, Utah. The MHP created a website for people to follow updates, see past posts, and learn about upcoming fundraisers and ways to support the trooper and his family. 

The Montana man has a wife and two young children. In 2015, he was awarded the MHP's highest honor, the Medal of Valor, for his heroic lifesaving efforts at the scene of a crash that involved a mother and her young kids. 


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