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MHP “eternally thankful” to have Palmer and Blanchard home

Posted at 8:11 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 22:42:52-04

Montana Highway Patrol shared a picture of Trooper Wade Palmer and Casey Blanchard back home in Montana.

Blanchard was shot on March 14th in Missoula when he exited his vehicle to check on a motorist who he thought needed help.

Montana Highway Patrol trooper Wade Palmer was shot attempting to locate the same suspect who injured Blanchard, his mother, and killed Shelley Hays.

Trooper Palmer returned home from Salt Lake city last week.

Blanchard returned home on Saturday, June 1.

Palmer and Blanchard pictured together in Stevensville. Both were victims of the same shooting spree in March. (Montana Highway Patrol Photo)