Injured Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer set to return home to Montana

HELENA – Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer will return home to Montana on Wednesday, May 22. He is currently receiving treatment at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, where his doctors have determined he is ready to transition to the next phase of care.

Palmer will be flown to Missoula and is anticipated to arrive at Northstar Jet at approximately 1:30 p.m., according to a press release issued Tuesday morning by the Montana Department of Justice.

After he arrives in Montana, a motorcade will escort him to his home. The procession route in Missoula will be released later Tuesday.

“Wade will be welcomed home to Montana as a hero,” Attorney General Fox said in the release. “On behalf of the Highway Patrol, the Department of Justice, and the entire Montana law enforcement community, I want to again share my profound thanks to all who have supported Wade and his family in ways large and small, seen and unseen.