A Broadwater County, MT, sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning on MT 287, south of Interstate 90.

According to law enforcement, the deputy had pulled a vehicle over in what’s described as a “routine stop”  at approximately 3 a.m. He had called the incident into dispatchers, but then never called back.

A Gallatin County deputy then responded and found the deputy dead, KTVQ TV reports.

A BOLO alert was issued statewide and eventually a Montana Highway Patrol trooper spotted the vehicle near Anaconda. A pursuit ensued. It ended with the passenger being shot by law enforcement in a gunfight. The wounded suspect was taken to the hospital. The driver surrendered without incident.

The name of the fallen deputy has not been released.

 

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