Highway exit to be renamed for slain trooper

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) – An exit off Interstate 84 in northeastern Pennsylvania is being named in memory of a state trooper killed in an ambush at his barracks last year.

Exit 30 in Blooming Grove is being dedicated to the memory of Cpl. Bryon Dickson.

A ceremony at the site is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday.  Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to give remarks.

The 38-year-old Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was critically wounded when they were ambushed a year ago outside the Blooming Grove barracks. The barracks is about a mile from the exit being named in Dickson’s honor.

Dickson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who left behind a wife and two young sons.

Shooting suspect Eric Frein led police on a 48-day manhunt before U.S. marshals captured him near an abandoned airplane hangar. He has pleaded not guilty.

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