Fundraiser planned for MHP trooper shot near Evaro

Posted at 9:41 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 20:56:05-04

EVARO – An outpouring of support continues to be shown for Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer.

Trooper Palmer was shot and critically wounded early Friday morning while checking for a vehicle believed to have been involved in an earlier shooting that killed one person and sent two others to the hospital.

Montana Department of Justice spokesman John Barnes said on Monday that Trooper Palmer is continuing to receive care in Salt Lake City.

No other information was released on the Trooper’s condition.

The Evaro community is coming together to support Trooper Palmer with an upcoming fundraiser to benefit the officer and his family.

The Evaro community got together and said, hey you know, we’d really like to do something for them — this is where he got shot, in our neighborhood,” said Evaro Bar spokesperson Edie Love.

“We would like to say ‘hey, we’re thinking about you and the rest of the people.’ “So, they’re the ones that brought it up and said, ‘hey can we have it Evaro Bar?’ And we’re like, ‘great, it’s a great idea’,” she continued.

The benefit will be held on March 30 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Evaro Bar. It includes a spaghetti dinner, a 50/50 raffle and an auction.

Several fundraising efforts have been launched since Friday to help the victims in the shooting:

You can click here to donate to a GoFundMe page in support of Trooper Palmer.

To help the family of Shelley Hays, who was killed in one of the shootings, click here

To help Casey Blanchard, who was also wounded, click here.