Fundraiser for slain trooper

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First Posted: 9/22/2014

The Northeastern Pennsylvania community has showed an outpouring of generosity and support for the late Cpl. Bryon Dickson and his family.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, The Vault Tap and Kitchen, in Scranton, will host a fundraiser for Dickson’s family. Dickson was a state trooper who was killed in a late-night ambush outside a state police barracks. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Eric Shrive, a co-owner of The Vault said in a news release, that it was the hope of the bar owners to help the community in times of need.

“A few months ago when we opened The Vault, we knew we would be able to help the community by holding fundraisers and charity events within our newly remodeled building,” he said in the release. “In the face of this tragedy we could not imagine not helping help this family who lost both a husband, and father, to two small children. A fund has already been set up by the State Police; we are simply looking to put dollars in it. We hope the public comes out to support this very worthwhile cause.”

The event begins at 5 p.m. There is a $10 donation will go to the fund and enable participants to chow on some pizza and wings.

Shrive said $1 from every drink sold on the day of the fundraiser will also be contributed to the established Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II Memorial Fund. Patrons will also be able to buy ‘PSP Strong’ T-shirts at this event.

Local businesses and people may donate gift baskets by contacting Michelle Romanaskas at 570-446-9290.

Authorities are looking for Eric Frein, the man who they say used a high-powered rifle to kill Dickson and wound Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks in Blooming Grove. Frein was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list and a massive man-hunt has been underway since Sept. 12.