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Funeral for slain trooper to be held Tuesday


HELENA (AP) — Funeral services for a Montana Highway Patrol officer killed in a shooting will be held in Three Forks on Tuesday.

At age 23, David DeLaittre (duh-LATE') is the youngest trooper in Montana to die in the line of duty.

He was killed Wednesday in an apparent shootout after he stopped to investigate a truck parked in the middle of a road outside Three Forks.

The alleged gunman, Errol Brent Bouldin, was found dead in his truck hours later about 35 miles north. Officials have not released a cause of death, but say he may have been wounded in the shootout with DeLaittre.

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