Posted: Dec 7, 2010 2:03 PM by KBZK Media Center
Updated: Dec 7, 2010 4:29 PM
Thousands of people are in the small town of Three Forks today to honor the memory of Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David DeLaittre who lost his life in the line of duty.
The funeral began at 2 p.m. in the Three Forks High School gymmasium.
Reporters on scene say they have seen troopers from Oregon, North Dakota, Wyoming, Arizona, Idaho and Florida in attendance.
DeLaittre, 23, was shot and killed last week during a traffic stop. DeLaittre was killed in the exchange of gunfire with Errol Bouldin, 56, who fled the scene. Bouldin's body was found in his pickup truck south of Townsend a few hours later. Autopsy results show Bouldin died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.