2011-08-18 / Local & State

Corbett Orders Half-Staff Flags For Slain Officer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is ordering flags in the Capitol complex and in Northampton County to be flown at half-staff to honor a slain police officer.

The governor’s office said Friday the order would remain in place until the interment of Freemansburg Borough Police Officer Robert Lasso.

The 31-year- old officer was killed in the line of duty on Thursday while responding to a domestic dispute call.

Authorities say they’ve recovered the suspected murder weapon, a shotgun, and are naming George Hitcho Jr. as a suspect.

Lasso leaves a wife and two young children.

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