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State Trooper Injured In 2014 Ambush Shooting Has Leg Amputated

Micahel Rubinkam
In this Friday, March 6, 2015 photo, a sign marks the location of the barracks for the Pennsylvania State Police in Blooming Grove Township, Pa. On Sept. 12, 2014, state Trooper Alex T. Douglass was wounded after a shooting ambush at the barracks.

A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot in a 2014 ambush has had his right leg amputated below the knee.

Trooper Alex Douglass underwent the surgery this week at a New York City hospital.

His friend Earl Granville says Douglass had some medical complications with his leg and decided to amputate it to improve his quality of life.

Granvillle, a veteran who lost his leg in Afghanistan, says he and Douglass completed the New York City Marathon handcycle event last month. He says Douglass should be able to run marathons now with a prosthetic.

He says Douglass is in great spirits.

Douglass was wounded when Eric Frein opened fire at the Blooming Grove barracks in September 2014. Cpl. Bryon Dickson II was killed.

Frein is on death row for the slaying.