Patrolman Anthony John Notaro

Patrolman Anthony John Notaro

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, July 22, 1964

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Anthony John Notaro

Patrolman Anthony Notaro drowned while off duty as he rescued three children after their canoe capsized in Laurel Hill Lake in Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset County.

He was able to keep the three children afloat long enough for another adult to assist them to shore. Patrolman Notaro went below the surface before the adult returned to rescue him.

Patrolman Notaro was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

off duty, water rescue

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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 53rd 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 Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 7, 2017

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