Funeral Scheduled for Trooper in Barracks Shooting
A funeral for Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II will be held Thursday morning at a Roman Catholic catheral in Scranton. He was the state trooper killed — another was badly injured — during an ambush Friday night at police barracks in Blooming Grove.
Meanwhile, the hunt for the killer continues.
The troopers were ambushed around 10:50 p.m. Friday as one of them was leaving the barracks and another was arriving.
(Spokesman Tom) Kelly said in an emailed statement Sunday that police are getting a large number of tips, and some are “fantastic.”
He said they are keeping details of the investigation quiet to preserve the integrity of the leads. Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from the barracks where they were ambushed.
Trooper Dickson, a seven-year veteran, had transferred to the region from the Philadelphia barracks several months ago.
Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said the “cowardly attack” was directed at state police and a “very dangerous, armed criminal” eluded quick capture.
“Our troopers were … shot without warning and really had no chance to defend themselves,” Commissioner Noonan told reporters Saturday afternoon. “It has touched us to the core that such a thing could happen.”
Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers has posted a $50,000 arrest reward. Call 1-800-4PA-TIPS or submit the tip online.