Police Officer Robert Allen Lasso

Police Officer Robert Allen Lasso

Freemansburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, August 11, 2011

Robert Allen Lasso

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.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 1229

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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I remember Robert as a student at Freemansburg Elementary School right across the street from the police station. He and my son didn`t always see eye to eye. There were little struggles as they were going through school together that my son Kenan would come home and tell me about. Two boys probably couldn`t have been more different! But they both grew up and my son moved to Bethlehem. One day he was driving his car through Freemansburg when it broke down. He wasn`t able to get it all the way off the road. Then a policeman arrived. It was Robert. He helped my son get his car onto the shoulder and took him to a garage to get a mechanic. Kenan told me that it was so good to see Robert again and to have his help. All the little things from past years were gone and now my son has this wonderful warm memory of Robert and the meaningful help he gave him that day. If Kenan`s car had to break down I`m glad it happened close to our old home and that Robert was there to help. We won`t forget Robert as a little boy or the helpful, supportive police office he became!

A Mom
Terry Jill Anderson

March 18, 2018

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