The monument site and the officer's engraved name. (Photos courtesy of Congressman Higgins' office)
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins attended the 37th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Washington, D.C., where fallen Buffalo Police Department officer Craig Lehner was recognized for his sacrifice. Several members of the Buffalo Police Department were also on Capitol Hill for the event.
Lehner, a member of the Buffalo Police Department's underwater recovery team, lost his life during a training exercise on Oct. 13. He was 34 years old.
Lehner, who served in the Buffalo Police Department for nine years, was a K-9 officer and an Iraq War veteran, serving as a member of the U.S. Army National Guard's 105th Military Police Company.
In October, Higgins paid tribute to Lehner
on the Floor of the House of Representatives. He said, "Those who knew officer Lehner knew how much he loved his job and the people of Buffalo. Officer Lehner lived a life of service to his country and to his community."