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Highway named in honor of slain trooper

 


THREE FORKS (AP) — Seven months after a Montana Highway Patrol trooper was killed in the line of duty, state and local officials dedicated a stretch of highway near Three Forks in his honor.

Hundreds of people watched Thursday as signs were unveiled marking the four-mile stretch of state Highway 2 near Three Forks as Trooper David J. DeLaittre Memorial Highway.

DeLaittre was 23 when he was shot on Dec. 1 by 56-year-old Errol Brent Bouldin during a traffic stop. Bouldin was found dead several hours later of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"It's important to remember," Montana Highway Pa...



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