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Montana Trooper In Critical Condition In Utah Hospital After Being Found Shot

Mar 17, 2019, 11:32 AM
Trooper Wade Palmer was shot Friday in Montana, he is in critical condition Sunday at a Utah hospit...
Trooper Wade Palmer was shot Friday in Montana, he is in critical condition Sunday at a Utah hospital. Credit: Montana Highway Patrol

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Highway Patrol said they are doing everything they can to support another agency after a Montana trooper was airlifted to a Utah hospital with gunshot wounds.

The trooper was found wounded in his patrol vehicle Friday morning by another Montana Highway Patrol trooper outside a bar in Evara, Montana, according to officials.

MHP said a suspect has since been taken into custody.

He has been identified as 35-year-old Wade Palmer.

Palmer is currently in critical condition at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.

UHP updated his condition Sunday and shared a gofundme account* from MHP where people can donate to support Trooper Palmer’s family.

*KSL TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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Montana Trooper In Critical Condition In Utah Hospital After Being Found Shot