Shield

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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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
November 09, 2017 - 5:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A benefit will be held on Thursday, November 16 at Club Marcella to honor Officer Craig Lehner. The benefit, which runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., will feature a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, at least 70 baskets, plus food from various restaurants. Proceeds from the benefit will...
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Hamburg, NY (WBEN) - Visitation hours for Officer Craig Lehner are set to be held Monday and Tuesday at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home in Hamburg. The visitation will be open to the public from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m, and nearly 100 service dogs will be on hand working both days in an effort to...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
October 19, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – For the last year, Officer Craig Lehner’s trusted companion on the K-9 Unit was a German Shepherd named “Shield”. Shield is currently without a partner because of Lehner’s death on Friday afternoon after he went missing during a training mission with the police department’s...
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