Pennsylvania state police have identified two troopers who were shot last night: Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed, while trooper Alex Douglass is currently in critical but stable condition in the hospital, the AP reports. No suspects are currently in custody, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports. Police have interviewed a person of interest, one Jeffrey Hudak, but hundreds of others will also be interviewed in the course of the investigation, says commissioner Frank Noonan. Hudak, he says, isn't a suspect.
Dickson had a wife and two young sons, the Times-Tribune reports. "He was very, very work oriented," says a friend of his wife. "He was all about it. He was a stand-up guy" who "wanted to provide for his family." Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered state flags at the Capitol to fly at half-staff, CNN reports. "Every attack on an officer of the law is an attack on our state, our country, and civilized society," the governor says. (Read more state troopers stories.)