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Interstate exit to be renamed in memory of slain Pa. trooper

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 30, 2015 3:02 AM
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(Harrisburg) --  An exit off Interstate 84 in Pike County will be renamed in memory of a State Trooper killed in an ambush at his barracks last year. 

The Senate has voted to rename the Blooming Grove exit for Corporal Bryon Dickson.

Governor Tom Wolf will sign it, according to his spokesman.

The House passed the bill last week.

Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was critically wounded in the September 12 attack outside the Blooming Grove barracks. 

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. Authorities are seeking the death penalty.  

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