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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

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: 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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Finally saw your place on the wall this past January, and at that moment, Metro PD's' sirens went off and it was as if I was there all over again on Aug 11, 2011. I can't believe it's been almost 5 years. I didn't know you well but I remember you and miss you brother. Still praying for you and yours.

Patrolman, BPD
May 5, 2016


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