PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There’s been an outpouring of support for the families of the two troopers who were shot by wanted man Eric Frein.
Their fellow troopers are still searching for the gunman.
Now the Penguins’ minor league team in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is showing their support. The Baby Pens went all out at their home opener.
Two little boys, ages 8 and 6, are the sons of fallen State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson.
Tiffany is his widow.
Dickson was killed last month in an ambush outside his barracks, near Scranton. His fellow trooper, Alex Douglass, was injured.
All the “PSP Strong” shirts in the stands – they were sold by troopers’ wives. All the proceeds go to benefit the Dickson and Douglas families.
They Baby Pens even wore “PSP Strong” jerseys for their warmup. Those were being auctioned off to help the families too.
“Support has been overwhelming and amazing, and we appreciate everything from everyone,” said organizer Tabitha Lopresto.
“It’s amazing,” said Amy Lamm, whose husband is a trooper. “It’s just overwhelming how much everybody loves and supports Pennsylvania State Police.”
The State Police commissioner called it an unforgettable night. But even as he spoke, he had his troopers in the woods, still searching for a killer.
“We will find that guy,” said Commissioner Frank Noonan. “But we also have to take time for the families and to show them they’re not alone and they’ll never be.”
To find out more or donate, visit PSPStrong.com.
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