Family claims party store employee refused to help with balloons for officer’s memorial service

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PLEASANT HILLS, Pa. – A family in mourning was shocked to learn that an employee of a party company would not help them because of their lost loved one’s profession.

Karly Lane told WPXI that she went to Party City in Pleasant Hill, Pennsylvania to buy a dozen blue and black balloons.

The balloons were going to be used at Officer Robert GoGo, Jr.’s memorial service.

GoGo, a Duquesne police officer, died in an off-duty motorcycle accident.

When the clerk at Party City found out what the balloons were for, Lane claims that she said she refused to support a police officer and had someone else help her.

“This world is just so crazy, and I hear that and I’m like, that’s just not right,” said Jennifer Martino, Robert’s sister.

Party City released a statement to WPXI, saying that, “corporate management is looking into the matter” and says it plans to “take action accordingly.”