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Police Officer Robert Allen Lasso | Freemansburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Freemansburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Robert Allen Lasso

Freemansburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 1229

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/11/2011

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Sentenced to death

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Police Officer Robert Lasso was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call at a home on Washington Street at about 5:15 pm.

During the call he was attacked by two dogs that lived at a home on New Street, directly behind the home where the complaint originated from. He was attempting to use his Taser to subdue the dogs when their owner appeared and shot him without warning. Officer Lasso suffered a shotgun blast to the face. He was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

The Freemansburg Borough police chief witnessed the shooting and immediately took the subject into custody. The man was subsequently charged with criminal homicide, and found guilty of first degree murder. On May 24th, 2012, the subject was sentenced to death.

Officer Lasso had served with the Freemansburg Borough Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

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Robert, I remember responding to this call like it was just yesterday. The loss I feel has not gotten any easier and I dont believe it ever will. I will never forget the calls we were on together or the smile you always had not matter what was going on. I know you are watching over us, and you will always be remembered.

member
Freemansburg Fire Company
August 11, 2012

 

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