Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer, who was critically wounded in the line of duty on March 15, 2019, officially retired from the Montana Highway Patrol on Monday, surrounded by family, colleagues and friends.
50 year-old Larry Denison is in the Missoula County Jail charged with three felonies and several misdemeanor and moving offenses after a traffic stop initiated by the Montana Highway Patrol on Friday evening.
A 29-year-old Florida man who was pulled over in a speed stop on a Montana interstate faces a federal drug charge after authorities say a trooper found 78 pounds of methamphetamine in his rental vehicle.
The Montana Highway Patrol’s Project Zero campaign has been pushing the goal of zero deaths on Montana’s highways for several years, but the number of highway fatalities has been holding steady for the past three years.
A recent Facebook post from the Montana Highway Patrol highlights the importance of drivers slowing down and moving over when emergency vehicles are deployed at an accident scene or during a traffic stop.