Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

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It arrived in Billings in the afternoon, where firefighters raised a large American flag from a ladder truck. Donnie Drose confirmed Moore worked with the sheriff's office between 2007 and 2011.

A BOLO alert was issued for law enforcement to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Marshall Barrus was shot in the head and taken to the hospital.

Moore died less than two miles away from where a state Highway Patrol trooper was shot and killed in 2010.

Law enforcement officers from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office at the scene of a high speed chase involving two suspects who allegedly shot and killed a Broadwater County Sheriff's Office Deputy Tuesday morning.

Moore was a husband and father of three children.

At this time, Highway 287 from I-90 to MT 2 is closed out of Three Forks as the investigation continues.

Stevens says it's a brotherhood and sisterhood among deputies, and cascade county officials know Broadwater would provide equally as much support.

The sheriff expressed his condolences to the family of the slain officer and added this was a sad day for law enforcement.

Trooper David DeLaittre was shot near Three Forks in December 2010.

Investigators watched the deputy's dashboard camera to identify the sport utility vehicle that he had been pursuing, Gootkin said. A Gallatin deputy sent to the scene found the officer dead.

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Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore was shot and killed early Tuesday morning near Three Forks, during a traffic stop.

About 35 miles east of Missoula, the suspect began firing at law enforcement. Barrus is the father of the other suspect, Gootkin said.

The 140-mile (225-kilometer) pursuit of the suspects crossed through parts of five counties and involved at least seven agencies, officials said. His condition has not been released.

A sheriff's deputy was killed during a traffic stop early Tuesday, prompting a pursuit across southwestern Montana that ended with one of the suspects being shot and hospitalized and the other under arrest.

A crowd of mainly Yellowstone County Courthouse employees lines up along North 27th Street as a motorcade passes carrying the body of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore to the State Medical Examiner's office, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Billings, Mont. His name hasn't been released. Moore told dispatchers he was stopping a vehicle at about 3 a.m. Tuesday but didn't respond to further communications. The deputy reviewed the dash camera video in the slain officer's auto and identified the SUV.

The SUV was spotted again near Anaconda.

"At some point there Montana Highway Patrol officer was able to deploy a device to flatten the tires of the vehicle", Lester said.

The driver, who is the passenger's father, was identified as 61-year-old Lloyd Montier Barrus, according to KPAX. He was taken to the hospital.