2 fallen troopers to be enshrined at DC officers memorial

Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II, left, and Trooper David Kedra

WASHINGTON (WHTM) – A Pennsylvania trooper killed in a barracks ambush last September and a trooper who died in a firearms training accident will be honored this year for giving the ultimate sacrifice.

Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and Trooper David Kedra are among the 273 names that will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released the names Wednesday.

The 38-year-old Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was severely wounded outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12. Police arrested 31-year-old survivalist Eric Frein after a 48-day manhunt in the Pocono Mountains.

Kedra, 26, died Sept. 30 during a training session at Montgomery County’s public safety training campus. Authorities said an instructor was discussing the trigger mechanism on his firearm when the gun discharged. The instructor, Corporal Richard Schroeter, has been charged with five counts of reckless endangerment.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial will hold more than 20,500 names after this year’s ceremony on May 13.  An estimated 20,000 people will assemble at the Memorial grounds for the ceremony and candlelight vigil, all held during National Police Week.

A complete list of names is available here: http://www.nleomf.org/assets/pdfs/fallen-officers-memorial-wall/fallen-officers-pubyear-2015-website-FINAL-3-31-15.pdf

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