MISSOULA – After surviving a shooting outside Missoula that nearly cost him his life, Trooper Wade Palmer is returning home.
The Montana Department of Justice announced Tuesday that Palmer will be discharged from University Hospital in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.
Palmer was critically injured while investigating a separate Missoula shooting on March 15 that injured two and killed one. Palmer was shot in the neck, face and head after locating the suspect north of Missoula. He has been receiving treatment in Salt Lake City since.
Now, after flying back to Missoula from Salt Lake City, he will continue his recovery from his home in Stevensville.
Earlier Wednesday, University of Utah Health released the first set of images of Palmer since the March shooting.
Your prayers and support have sustained us through this journey. Today we share with you our joy as we welcome our brother home.
Wednesday’s procession along Broadway St. between Reserve St. and McCormick St. in Missoula was followed by another procession in Stevensville.