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Photograph: Community Peace Officer Rod Lazenby

Patch image: Municipal District of Foothills Protective Services, Alberta

Community Peace Officer Rod Lazenby
Municipal District of Foothills Protective Services

End of Watch: Friday, August 10, 2012

Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 38 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Assault
Date of Incident: Friday, August 10, 2012
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info: In custody

Community Peace Officer Rod Lazenby was beaten and killed during a confrontation with a subject on a rural ranch who was illegally housing over 30 dogs.

Officer Lazenby had gone to the ranch to speak to the man about the repeated offense when a confrontation occurred and Officer Lazenby was critically injured. The subject who was involved in the confrontation with him then drove him to a police station in Calgary. He was then transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The subject who assaulted Officer Lazenby was charged with first degree murder.

Officer Lazenby had served with the Municipal District of Foothills for three years after retiring from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with 35 years of service. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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