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Gov. Bullock signs bill dedicating highway to fallen Montana deputy

Posted at 8:21 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 10:43:50-05

HELENA – A section of U.S. Highway 287 outside Three Forks will be named after a Broadwater County deputy killed in the line of duty.

U.S. 287 at mile marker 109 will be named the Mason Moore Memorial Highway. Moore was killed in May of 2017.

A sign including Moore’s name, title, date of passing and badge number will be installed at mile marker 109, where Deputy Moore lost his life.

Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan told MTN a dedication ceremony will likely happen in March.

House Bill 156 unanimously passed the Montana House of Representatives. It passed the Montana Senate by a vote of 48 to two. Governor Steve Bullock signed the bill into law on Tuesday.

The man currently charged for Moore’s death, Lloyd Barrus, has been found unfit to stand trial.

-Eric Jochim reporting for MTN News