Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer returned home to a hero's welcome on Wednesday after being critically wounded in the line of duty on March 15.

Prior to his flight home from Salt Lake City on Wednesday, there was a press conference at the hospital, where one of Trooper Wade Palmer's doctors described his wounds.

At a press conference in Missoula after a motorcade escorted Trooper Wade Palmer to his Stevensville home, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox became emotion when relating Palmer's reaction to the fact that he was headed home.

Mostly sunny in western Montana today, with highs near 70.