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Wife of wounded Montana Highway Patrol trooper thankful for support

Posted at 10:31 AM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 14:45:31-04

The wife of the Montana Highway Patrol trooper who was shot in the head and critically wounded in a Friday shooting in Evaro is thanking the community for the outpouring of support being seen in the wake of the shooting.

Montana Department of Justice spokesman John Barnes said on Monday morning that Trooper Wade Palmer is continuing to receive care in Salt Lake City.

The trooper’s wife, Lindsey Palmer, provided a statement  Monday morning.

“I want to extend my sincere gratitude to Montana and Utah for all of their support, and to all of the caring people throughout the nation that have offered prayers and positive messages,” she said in the statement.

“To all the Brothers & Sisters in Blue, words cannot express the appreciation we have for all that you have done & for reaching out. We are holding strong & the continued aid is greatly appreciated.”

“Knowing that our communities are coming together at our time of need is a great comfort. It gives us the ability to focus our attention on Wade & family which is the most important thing at this time. Hold the Line Stay Strong.”

Lindsey Palmer, the wife of Trooper Wade Palmer, has asked that we share this statement with you. We will keep you…

Posted by Montana Highway Patrol on Monday, March 18, 2019

The Patrol noted in a statement over the weekend in regards asking that if anyone has information about rumors circulating online about Trooper Palmer to send them a private message on Facebook so they can be addressed.

RELATED: MHP “overwhelmed” by support for trooper shot near Missoula

People wishing to send cards or letters can send them to the Montana Highway Patrol Headquarters, Attn: Palmer Family, 2550 Prospect Avenue,
Helena, MT, 59620

A GoFundMe account set up to help the Palmer family has already raised over $125,000. You can donate by clicking here.