There is nothing more that a cop hates than a cop killer. A cop killer will be hunted down and they will be found eventually. Right now there is a man hunt for a fugitive sniper in Pennsylvania. He killed one state trooper and injured another. The missing suspect has now been placed on the FBI 10 Most Wanted list. The alleged armed murder is still armed and on the loose as a community of deer hunters join in the hunt for a man just like in the wild west.
A small Pennsylvania community is on lock down with school closings and housewives with loaded guns at the ready on top of their refrigerators. We are going into the second week of looking for Eric Frein who used a sniper rifle to kill 38 year old Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically injure 31 year old State Trooper Alex Douglass just outside their barracks during a shift change all from the cover of the dense woods. It was 4 shots in just 90 seconds that happened so quickly that the police had no time to defend themselves.
There is a $100,000 reward for his capture. Thousands of officers came to northern Pennsylvania from as far as Minnesota to the State Trooper’s funeral who was a former Marine and are forming a grid search throughout the mountainous wooded terrain in search for his killer. Just 2 miles from the barracks they found his abandoned Jeep with his Drivers License in it , shell casings that match the murder weapon and camouflage face paint. The town is on high alert.
Eric Frein is considered an expert with a gun . He was a member of his high school’s rifle club and was taught to shoot by his father, a retired Army Major who says his son ”does not miss when firing.” He is missing a AK-47 and a 308- caliber rifle with a scope from his home. Frein is a survivalist with a passion for the military. He was part of an re-enactment group who was obsessed with eastern European soldiers from the World War II era. In 2007 he had a small role in a movie playing a German soldier.
His alleged grudge against law enforcers may date back to an arrest in 2004 where he was accused of stealing thousands of dollars in clothing and supplies from a World War II re. enactment. The fact remains that cop killers are eventually found. The man hunt for the Olympic Park Bomber Eric Rudolph lasted 5 years after he detonated 4 bombs killing 2 people , he fled to the Appalachian Mountains and was finally arrested in North Carolina while rummaging for food.
These guys are trying to hide and survive, when coming in contact with people is when they get caught. Christopher Dorner just last year was a renegade Los Angeles Police Officer who went on the run after he was suspected of killing 4 people including 3 police officers. The manhunt spanned 2 states and even into Mexico. He also managed to survive for a while in the mountains just outside Los Angeles. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Police will eventually find you if you are a cop killer. It is only a matter of time.