Sheriff Robert Bornholdt

Sheriff Robert Bornholdt

O'Brien County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, November 30, 1966

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Robert Bornholdt

Sheriff Robert Bornholdt was killed in an automobile crash in Wright County while transporting prisoners to a state facility in southeast Iowa.

Sheriff Bornholdt had served with the O'Brien County Sheriff's Office for 10 years before being appointed sheriff in July 1966. He was elected to the position in November 1966, less than one month before he was killed. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 71-1

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash


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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 29, 2014

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