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* Freemansburg Police Officer Robert Lasso Shot and Killed in the Line of Duty-Watch Video Here

Police Officer Robert Lasso was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home on Washington Street at about 5:15 pm.

Suspect Charged With Freemansburg Police Officer’s Slaying:

During the call he was attacked by two dogs in an alley behind the home. The dogs 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.

Officer Lasso had served with the Freemansburg Borough Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.


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  • A Freemansburg police officer Robert Lasso was shot dead by a man who ordered the officer to leave his property without a warrant. The officer disregard the man’s order and entered the property anyway and the man’s dogs went after the officer. The officer was then ordered by his Sergeant to shoot the dogs. The man responded by shooting the officer with his shotgun to protect his dogs.

    The U.S corporate media reports, such as the report from the local Lehigh Valley Live newspaper, makes no mention of the man telling the officer not to enter the property without a warrant or that the officer was attempting to shoot the man’s dog.

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