Mourners are gathering in northeastern Pennsylvania today for the funeral of a state trooper slain last week in an ambush attack. The suspected gunman remains on the loose this morning.
Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, was fatally shot Friday, Sept. 12 outside the rural Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County. Another trooper, Alex Douglass, 31, was wounded. The funeral will be held in Scranton and hundreds of police officers are expected to attend.
A three-state manhunt ensued. The shooting suspect was identified Tuesday as Eric Matthew Frein, 31, a skilled marksman and a survivalist with a grudge against law enforcement and authority. He is considered dangerous, possibly armed with a rifle and an AK-47.
Schools in the Pocono Mountain School District remain closed again today while the search for the gunman continues.