Pa. trooper wounded in ambush finishes NYC marathon

Photo credit: WNEP-TV

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) – A Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was wounded in an ambush on the Blooming Grove barracks last year finished the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Trooper Alex Douglass competed in the handcycle category and completed the race in just over two hours and 33 minutes.

Douglass had a full hip replacement and still struggles to walk. During his first extensive television interview with ABC television station WNEP in May, he said he wanted to enter and finish the marathon to motive others.

Douglass was wounded and his supervisor, Corporal Bryon Dickson, was killed in the September 12, 2014 ambush. The suspect, Eric Frein, was captured in an abandoned airport hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt in the Poconos.

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