Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Bryon Keith Dickson, II

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, September 12, 2014

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Reflections for Corporal Bryon Keith Dickson, II

I have worked for the Pennsylvania State Police for 32 years and unfortunately have seen this tragedy all too often. My prayers are with Corporal Dickson's family and my Pennsylvania State Police Family.

God Speed, Corporal Dickson

PCO Lea Ann Zgorliski

PCO Zgorliski (Waynesburg Barracks)
Pennsylvainia State Police

September 23, 2014

Thank you for your service. Very sorry for your loss PSP. Tragic. Hope and pray for recovery of other trooper and that the suspect is located and brought to justice.

Josh J.
Civilian Supporter

September 22, 2014

Rest in eternal peace, Corporal Dickson, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Prison System

September 22, 2014

Rest in Peace Corporal. Thank you for all your service that you have provided our country.

Denver Bradford
Police Explorer(Wheat Ridge)

September 22, 2014

Rest in Peace Corporal Bryon Dickson. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

September 22, 2014

RIP Sir

Citizen, South Africa

September 22, 2014

RIP Brother. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you & your family. Thank you for what you have given. You will never be forgotten.
God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
North Bergen, N.J. P.D.

September 22, 2014

Choices we make, make us who we are. Bryon CHOSE to enlist in the US Marine Corps earning the title Marine, and he CHOSE to enlist with the Pennsylvania State Police, earning the title Trooper. Both positions being positions of service to others, and both positions tend to put the member in harms way for the protection of others. Bryon paid the ultimate price as a result of his chosen position.....this is what makes him a HERO. This is the way he will be remembered.....for his CHOICES.
As a police officer and former Marine myself I will miss my brother.

GOD Speed & Semper FI Trooper Dickson

Cpl Keith VanValkenburgh
Dearborn Heights PD (MI)

September 21, 2014

Rest in peace and thank you for your service. Not only were you a trooper but you were also a Marine. I saddens me that a man such as yourself can serve his country over seas and then be attacked by the very people you defended. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Prayers for your family and friends...

Gabriel Lagoon

September 21, 2014

God's peace and speed Corporal Dickson. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 21, 2014

Cpl. Dickson,

Rest in Peace Cpl., Marine, Trooper, Father, friend, husband, and most of all child of God. You are in the hands of glory now, you have earned your place well.......Blessings to your family in this dark hour until you see them again.

Chief Matthew A. Stofflet
Chief of Police West Pottsgrove Twp. Police, Pa.

September 21, 2014

A man’s life is not measured by his wealth or status, but by what he does with his time on earth, be that many or just a few years. Corporal Bryon Keith Dickson II did much with his years.

I stand in awe at the bravery of this young officer and the too many other officers who’s names grace these pages. In these current times I stand proud and strong in the knowledge that I do so, shoulder to shoulder with the men and women, worldwide, who also have the courage to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer for their community.

My deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Corporal Bryon Keith Dickson II. I will not forget his sacrifice and what he stood for, as a man, a husband, a father, a son, a friend, a US Marine and as a LEO.

All the determination and resilience in the world to the investigators of this cowardly crime. To the community, you know who did this, it is your duty to tell the people who protect you.

Sergeant
Western Australia Police

September 21, 2014

Cpl. Bryon Dickson you will be sorely missed by all of your brothers and sisters. I knowing you for a short period of time .Cpl Bryon was very professional when coming to the center with his partners. Cpl Dickson rest in peace you fought a good fight now let your fellow brother and sisters take over they will bring your accuser to Justice!!!!

Processing Officer BRYAN PRICE
MONROE COUNTY DUI CENTER

September 20, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family of Corporal Dickson. God Bless you for your service sir. Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

September 20, 2014

Hey brother, I grew up on lake wallenpupack, I would see you state guys and it really impressed me. It impressed me so much that I moved down to va to become a state trooper. I passed your barracks a thousand times and can not believe some coward did what he did... About 2 months ago you went into my mothers candy store in Hawley to buy some" gummy bears". When you went to pay my mom would not charge you. She told you that you have a rough job and deserve to be treated nice. I was working the road that day when she called me to let me know about the encounter, I asked her if she told you if I was a Trooper too, she said of course! She said you seemed shocked that she did not charge you but it made her day as mine too...it makes me happy that my mother took care of you because we are all brothers out here. I'm sorry you had to pay the ultimate price..but rest assured that you did not die in vain, for I will go forward in your honor and do the best I can...

Trooper Jim Fortuna
Virginia State Police

September 20, 2014

May God bring comfort and peace to your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest in peace officer.

Jan Taylor detective (ret)
DALLAS TX PD

September 20, 2014

This is such a tragedy. To Corporal Dickson's family, you are not alone in this tough time, every one of us who wears a badge is feeling this. Such a tragic loss of life. Corporal Dickson will not be forgotten, he is a true hero.

Detective
Connecticut

September 20, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Pennsylvania State Police.
R.I.P Trooper!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit

September 20, 2014

Rest easy brother.

Trooper
Michigan State Police

September 20, 2014

God Speed Brother...

Tpr. Daniel Clemente
Pennsylvania State Police

September 20, 2014

R.I.P. Hearts and prayers for the family and friends.

Donna
Private citizen

September 20, 2014

The law enforcement community is truly sadden by the untimely passing of Corporal Bryon Keith Dickson, II . Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family, friends, and coworkers of Corporal Dickson. We would also like to thank him for his service. May his soul rest in peace.

Zone Five Academy Session 57
New York State Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 19, 2014

Prayers and Blessings for the Immediate Family as well as the Department Family of this HERO Officer.
#2many2soon

Disabled/Retired CO M Cubberly
Huds Cnty Dept of Public Safety / Division of Corrections

September 19, 2014

RIP THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. Go Stand HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN

Retired TFC Theresa Medcalf
GSP

September 19, 2014

“Marines”

You can have your Army Kakiis,
And your Navy Blues,
But here’s a different fighting man,
I’ll introduce to you.
His uniform is unlike,
Any you’ve ever seen,
The Germans called him “Devil Dog”,
His title is “Marine”.

He was trained in Parris Island,
The place that God forgot,
The sand was fourteen inches deep,
The sun was blazing hot.
He awakened up one morning,
In front of his rack he’ll stand,
And in through the doorway walked,
A giant of a man.

He turned and faced this young Marine,
With eyes as cold as steel,
He said, “I am your DI,
And this is for real.
I’ll make your life as miserable,
As miserable as I can,
And when you finally leave this place,
You’ll be a fighting man.
You’ll be a rifle expert,
You’ll know your weapon well,
And when you encounter the Viet Cong,
You’ll send their souls to Hell.

Now gather around you young Marines,
And lend me all your ears,
And I’ll tell you of a few things,
We’ve conquered through the years,
We fought at Iwo Jima,
The land of fire and Hell,
We killed all those Japanese,
And took their land as well.

Now you can tell your ladies,
And this my Lad is true,
To get herself a young “Marine”,
There is nothing he can’t do.
He’s peeled a million onions,
And twice as many spuds,
Then you’ll find him in the slop chutes,
A soaking up the suds.

And when he gets to Heaven,
St.Peter he will tell,
Another “Marine” reporting Sir.
I’ve served my time in Hell.


Written and copyright by: David Lee Bell
1968
USMC 1968-1971
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1968 BMI- All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 19, 2014

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