Arrangements for Cpl. Byron Dickson
Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II, 38, of Dunmore, died late Friday night at the Pennsylvania State Police Blooming Grove Barracks. He and his wife, the former Tiffany Antos, had celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20.
Born in Minot, North Dakota, he was the son of Bryon K. and Darla Shoop Dickson of Falls, Pennsylvania. Bryon was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in administration of justice and a minor in sociology. He served his country and state honorably as both a U.S. Marine and as a Pennsylvania State Trooper.
Bryon will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend that will be missed more than words can express.
Upon graduation from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in 2007, Bryon was stationed at Troop N, Fern Ridge, where he was assigned to conduct aggressive patrol operations throughout Monroe and Carbon counties. Bryon had a sincere passion for DUI enforcement, earning multiple awards from the Pennsylvania DUI Association and numerous State Police commendations. His passion for removing impaired drivers from our streets led to Bryon completing his Drug Recognition Expert certification, becoming one of the few highly-trained troopers tasked with identifying drug-impaired drivers. In July of 2013, Bryon was promoted to corporal and assigned to Troop K, Philadelphia. He was subsequently transferred to Troop R, Blooming Grove in June of 2014, where he served as a patrol unit supervisor.
Also surviving are two young sons, Bryon Keith Dickson III and Adam Robert Dickson, at home, a sister Stacey Hinkley and her husband, Mark, of Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania, and a brother, Brandon Dickson and his wife, Candice, of Kansas; and nieces and nephews, Devin, Jacob and Gabriel Dickson, and Joshua and Kaelyn Hinkley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton by Pennsylvania State Police Chaplin Rev. Thomas M. Muldowney. Burial with full honors will take place in Dunmore Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Rotunda at Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Dunmore. To send the family an online condolence or for more information, visit NEPAFuneralHome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II Memorial Fund, c/o NBT Bank, 1230 O’Neill Highway, Dunmore, PA 18512.