Officer Robert Lasso
On the evening of August 11, 2011, life would be forever changed in the Lehigh Valley, and especially in the Borough of Freemansburg. We lost one of our best friends, a brother to the members of the fire company, a son to our Fire Chief, and one of the best cops to ever grace the town. Officer Robert Lasso was killed in the line of duty when responding to a disturbance call in the 400 block of New Street. It is important for us to remember Officer Lasso’s life and celebrate our experiences with him rather than dwell on his final call.
Robert wasn’t just the cop on duty. He was one of those guys that went beyond the term of colleague or friend. He was our brother. In the good weather, when we would wash our trucks, he would often stop by and wash his patrol car. We’d play hacky sack together in our down time, toss around a Nerf football, or just run to grab a cup of coffee. But whenever we needed him, he was always there. If we had a problem at home or just needed to run an idea past someone, he was there to listen and give advice. He’d make you smile or laugh when you were down. Somehow he found a way to see the bright side in the worst of situations.
Whenever you would see Robert, he would be smiling. He genuinely loved life and everything about it. None of us can truly remember him having a bad day. He took every day as an opportunity to make life better for the people around him. He truly cared.
And though we’ve lost one of our own, we can remember all the great times we have had together, and take comfort in the fact that he’s now an angel watching over us.
Robert, we love you and we miss you.
Those wishing to help the Robert’s wife and two small children are encouraged to make a donation to the Robert Lasso Memorial Fund at the Heights Community Federal Credit Union, 3530 Freemansburg Avenue, Bethlehem PA 18020.
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