Wade Palmer

Hundreds of people came to the fundraiser at this supermarket in Stevensville Saturday, which raised more than $36,000 for Trooper Wade Palmer's family
Edward O'Brien

Last month’s shooting of Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer shocked the state and drew national headlines. But for one small Bitterroot Valley town, it’s personal.

Palmer and his family live in Stevensville where residents turned out by the hundreds Saturday to support the Palmer family.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer
Montana Department of Justice

The Montana Highway Patrol Trooper who was shot and critically wounded over two weeks ago has regained consciousness.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says Trooper Wade Palmer emerged from his medically-induced coma on Tuesday.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox.
Courtesy Montana DOJ

The man killed this week in a fiery, wrong-way crash on Interstate-90 near Missoula was a friend and law school classmate of Montana Attorney General Tim Fox.

Fox describes Martin Elison as, "A wonderful individual. An incredible guy."

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer
Montana Department of Justice

Montana Highway Patrol and the wife of MHP Trooper Wade Palmer, who was shot in the line of duty late Thursday, have released an update on his medical condition, in the Montana Department of Justice Statement below.

Johnathan Bertsch was charged with homicide and attempted homicide for a shooting that killed one person and wounded three others.
Missoula County

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A judge set bail at $2 million Monday for a man accused of fatally shooting one person and injuring three, including a Montana Highway Patrol trooper.

The trooper, 35-year-old Wade Palmer, was transferred to a Salt Lake City hospital after he was critically wounded Thursday.