LASSO MEMORIAL 5K CHECK PRESENTATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

JULY 3, 2013

On 08/11/2011 Police Officer Robert Lasso was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call at a home on Washington Street IN Freemansburg at about 5:15 pm. Officer Lasso had served with the Freemansburg Borough Police Department for nine years.  He was survived by his wife and two small children.

Officer Robert Lasso

Officer Robert Lasso

On April 20, 2013 the City of Bethlehem Police Department Runner’s Club held its second annual Robert Lasso Memorial 5k Race.  The race was attended by over 100 runners.

On July 1, 2013 City of Bethlehem Police Officer Michael Ogrodnick presented Jen Lasso with a check for $7000.

L-R Jen Lasso, Mike Ogrodnick

L-R Jen Lasso, Mike Ogrodnick

The $7000 represents proceeds from the 5k race as well as generous donations from Senator Lisa Boscola, Coca Cola, Davis Beverage, FOP Star Lodge 20, the Bethlehem Twp Police Department, as well as a couple unnamed donors.  Officer Ogrodnick also wanted to thank the many hours put in by Bethlehem Officers Timothy Cooper, James Freed, Dwight Schaffner, Rick Hoffman, and Justin Madera.

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