2017 Annual Trooper David DeLaittre Memorial Park Ceremony
3.5 Acres of beautiful land to share with our community. To always remember a son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend; David DeLaittre.
December 1, 2017
On December 1, 2010, the Montana Highway Patrol and the town of Three Forks wept when they learned 23 year old Trooper David DeLaittre was shot and killed just a short distance from his childhood home.
Soon after his death, a Christmas tree was placed at the scene, complete with lights and decorations. In the days following the funeral David’s father Dennis DeLaittre (formerly MHP 205) began to plan a memorial park at the scene. Dennis secured approximately 3.5 acres from the Buttleman Ranch and began the process.
There is a sign there visible to passing motorists about the sacrifice David made and the purpose of the park.The dedication of the David DeLaittre Memorial Park was held on July 7, 2011. It was a beautiful summer day in Montana, complete with blue skies, hot sun, and more than a few tears. Highway 2, near the park was officially designated as the David J. DeLaittre Memorial Highway.
There are many exciting plans for the park in the years to come. We can't thank you enough for your continued support and generosity. Please "Like" our Facebook page
and visit often, we look forward to sharing our progress with each and everyone of you.