Trooper Robert D. Lapp, Jr.

Trooper Robert D. Lapp, Jr.

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, October 16, 1972

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Robert D. Lapp, Jr.

Trooper Robert Lapp was shot and killed while serving a warrant to a fugitive.

As Trooper Lapp and other officers entered the suspect’s apartment, a single shot was fired, killing Trooper Lapp. Other officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Trooper Lapp was a U.S Navy veteran who had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for eight years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed by officers

escapee, fugitive

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Rest in peace Trooper Lapp.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 6, 2022

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