Montana Patrol warns of Trooper Palmer donation scams

March 23, 2019 GMT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Highway Patrol is advising people to beware of scams targeting those who want to help a trooper wounded this month in a shooting.

The Daily Inter Lake reports that the patrol on Friday warned people of a fraudulent GoFundMe account and a phone scam targeting people seeking to make a donation to benefit Trooper Wade Palmer.

Early on March 15, Palmer was shot three times inside his patrol vehicle north of Missoula while investigating a fatal shooting. He’s being treated at a hospital in Utah where he’s in critical condition. Police have a suspect in custody.


A number of legitimate fundraising campaigns to benefit Palmer and his family were launched shortly after the incident.

The patrol has a list of legitimate campaigns approved by the family.


Information from: Daily Inter Lake, http://www.dailyinterlake.com