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Governor signs bill dedicating highway to fallen Montana deputy

Posted at 2:37 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 19:52:07-05

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.

Gov. Steve Bullock signed House Bill 156 into law on Tuesday, which names the highway at mile marker 109 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 Moore lost his life.

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

The bill unanimously passed the Montana House of Representatives. It passed the Montana Senate by a vote of 48 to two.

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

Story by Eric Jochim, MTN News

Deputy Mason Moore