Come and visit the 3.5 acres of beautiful land that we share with our community. It was created to always remember a son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend; David DeLaittre.
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 which is 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, which runs next to 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!