Slain trooper eulogized as impeccable officer

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A slain Pennsylvania state trooper is being remembered as an impeccable officer who always put his family first.

Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says everyone admired 38-year-old Bryon Dickson, who could always be counted on for advice and support.

Noonan addressed family members and hundreds of police at Thursday’s funeral Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton.

Dickson was gunned down late Friday outside a rural barracks in the Pocono Mountains.

Cpl. Derek Felsman says Dickson held himself to the highest standards in every aspect of his life. He described flawless wood toys that Dickson handmade for his young sons.

Police are still searching for the suspected shooter, 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen). Another trooper was wounded in the ambush.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s