Community Rallies Around Wounded Trooper

Community Rallies Around Wounded Trooper

Hundreds come out for fundraiser.
DUBOIS, CLEARFIELD COUNTY - Hundreds of people filed through the Dubois VFW Sunday, all hoping to lend a hand and some money to an injured officer in need.
 
“It's hard to believe that Brad had so many friends and that the community comes out like this...it's just very moving,” Jeff Wilson says.
 
Trooper Bradley Wilson was shot twice while serving a warrant in Brockway in September.
 
Wilson remains hospitalized, but is making progress.
 
“He's making gains everyday and he's on track to what the doctors expect at this time,” Bryon Wilson says.
 
Trooper Wilson had been with State Police for 24 years and was planning on retiring soon.
 
His brother Jeff is also a trooper, and while he called the news numbing, officers are trained to prepare for the worst.
 
“We understand that this is a dangerous job. Nobody ever expects this to happen but we realize the chance is always there that it could,” Jeff Wilson says.
 
On Sunday the line was non-stop as hundreds were glad to donate their $12 for a hot meal and a good cause.
 
All of the proceeds will help with medical costs for a wounded hero.
 
“He's a hero to me too,” Jeff says.
 
And the Wilson family says the support they've received during this tough time has not been overlooked.
 
“The community has responded with overwhelming support and our family really appreciates it,” Bryon Wilson says.
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