Shot Pennsylvania State Troopers IDed

No one in custody in attack
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 13, 2014 4:25 PM CDT
The US flag is flown at half-staff outside of the Pennsylvania State Police headquarters in Dunmore, Pa., on Saturday, Sept 13, 2014.   (AP Photo/ The Times-Tribune, Jake Danna Stevens)

(Newser) – 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.)

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