Craig Lehner

A memorial for Officer Craig Lehner at Unity Island (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
October 17, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Police Benevolent Association organized a vigil tonight for the late Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner. Lehner, 34, died on October 13, 2017 during a training mission for the department's underwater rescue team. While training in the Niagara River that afternoon...
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Matthew Richards walking with Shield. The dog, 5, was the former partner of Craig Lehner, who died during a training mission in the Niagara River on October 13, 2017. October 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 13, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – It’s been one year since the Buffalo Police Department’s K-9 Unit lost one of its youngest members, Craig Lehner. Lehner, 34, tragically died during a training mission with Buffalo Police’s Underwater Rescue Team on October 13, 2017. Lehner’s death was shocking and emotional...
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Memorial for Buffalo Police Lieutenant Craig Lehner at Broderick Park. October 11, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Saturday marks one year since the death of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner. Lehner, 34, participated in a training mission for the department’s underwater rescue team on October 13, 2017 when his tether was caught on a boulder and subsequently broke free. He lost his...
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October 07, 2018 - 9:41 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Nearly a year following the death of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner after a diving incident, Public Employee Health and Safety(PESH) is out with a report making recommendations the department must adhere. Captain Jeffrey Rinaldo announced the recommendations made in the...
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Outside the Buffalo Police K-9 Training Facility, a memorial for Craig Lehner (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 07, 2018 - 3:17 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Police Department's K-9 Training Facility next to Conway Park on Louisiana Street will be renamed in honor of fallen police officer Craig Lehner. Lehner died last October during a training mission with Buffalo Police's underwater rescue team. A manhunt for Lehner...
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A memorial for Officer Craig Lehner at Unity Island (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
February 14, 2018 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Accusations of negligence, recklessness, and carelessness by the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Department highlight the notice of claim filed last month by Donna Wilson, the sister of fallen Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner. The Buffalo News first reported the...
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January 26, 2018 - 8:25 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Criminal defense attorney and WBEN legal analyst Paul Cambria is not surprised that the family of fallen Buffalo Police diver Craig Lehner has filed a 'notice of claim' against the City of Buffalo and Buffalo Police Department. WBEN has confirmed the filing with the city...
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Tom Puckett
December 22, 2017 - 2:52 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The results of a recent fundraiser for fallen Buffalo Police K9 Officer Craig Lehner were announced Friday. The event at Club Marcella raised $16,460, which police say will go toward acquiring and training a new K9. Joe Marcella of Club Marcella hosted the event. "Buffalo really...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
November 16, 2017 - 11:15 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Hundreds of dollars were raised within the first hour of Officer Craig Lehner's benefit on Thursday night at Club Marcella in Downtown Buffalo. Lehner went missing in the Niagara River on October 13 during a training mission with the Buffalo Police Department. He was found...
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