Pike County community honors slain state trooper

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 24, 2015 11:54 AM
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Photo by AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police

(Dunmore) --  A northeastern Pennsylvania borough is naming the road between its community center and Little League fields after a state trooper killed in a barracks ambush last September. 

Dunmore says it will dedicate Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II Way on Saturday.

He lived in the Pike County community and his sons play baseball at the borough fields. 

State Senator Lisa Baker has introduced a bill to name an Interstate 84 exit for the slain trooper. 

The 38-year-old Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was severely wounded September 12 outside the Blooming Grove barracks.

31-year-old survivalist Eric Frein was arrested after a 48-day manhunt in the Pocono Mountains.

He told police Dickson's slaying was an "assassination.'' 

He's pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, terrorism and other charges.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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