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MHP shares first images of Trooper Palmer since March shooting

Posted at 11:30 AM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 20:13:45-04

MISSOULA – The Montana Highway Patrol has posted the first images of Trooper Wade Palmer since he was critically injured in a shooting outside of Missoula in March, courtesy of University of Utah Health.

Your prayers and support have sustained us through this journey. Today we share with you our joy as we welcome our brother home.

Posted by Montana Highway Patrol on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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.

The Montana Department of Justice announced Tuesday that Palmer will be discharged from University Hospital in Salt Lake City on Wednesday and will be returning home to Stevensville to continue his recovery.

Palmer is set to arrive in Missoula at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. The public is invited to view a welcome home procession along Broadway between Reserve Street and Saint Patrick Hospital

KPAX will be providing full coverage for Palmer’s return home Wednesday afternoon.

University of Utah Health.
University of Utah Health.

Trooper Palmer’s lead physician, along with his wife Lindsey Palmer, Montana Highway Patrol Chief Tom Butler, Attorney General Tim Fox, and others will give an update on his treatment and condition at 11:30 a.m. from University Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Palmer is set to return to Montana later Wednesday in order to continue his recovery from a shooting outside Missoula in March.