BOZEMAN, Mont. - Law enforcement agencies across the area are working to plan the funeral of slain Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore. Moore was shot early May 16 during a traffic stop near Three Forks.
More than 20 agencies are working on arrangements to honor the deputy.
Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin tells us he expects thousands of people from across the country and abroad to arrive for Moore's memorial on Tuesday. Gootkin says more than 20 agencies are coordinating with the family every step of the way.
A team is working out all the logistics in Bozeman. Gootkin says it's a complicated task. Not only do they need to work to include the family, but they also need to do include Moore's emergency services family. That includes firefighters and law enforcement.
"This is not law enforcement's event. This is not the fire department's event. This is for Mason and his family. Obviously we are very sensitive to make sure we are running things through the family and through their people to make sure the memorial is what they want. Whatever they want, they're getting," Gootkin said.
Moore's memorial is scheduled for Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Bridge at Belgrade Church. The service will also be simulcast at the Three Forks School gym and at the Belgrade Events Center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Classes at Three Forks School will be canceled Tuesday.
The Bridge at Belgrade Church also organized a GoFundMe fundraiser. The goal is to raise $60,000 for Moore's wife and three children. You can donate by clicking here.
When Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David DeLaittre was shot and killed, about 5,000 people turned out for his memorial. Because Moore was also a volunteer firefighter Gootkin says the turnout is expected to be much higher.
For more information on Moore's memorial, click here.