Officer William E. Lehn

Officer William E. Lehn

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 21, 1994

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William E. Lehn

Officer Bill Lehn was killed when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle during a pursuit.

He was pursuing a stolen car when a motorist pulled out in front of him at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and San Pablo Avenue, causing a collision in which he was ejected from his motorcycle.

Officer Lehn had served with the Fresno Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, step-son, grandson, mother, and brother.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 500

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit, stolen vehicle, motorcycle

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Hey buddy just wanted to check in with you , let you know that not a day goes by I don’t think about you. You are truly missed. I remember our last briefing we had on that fateful day. I remember the last words you spoke to me. I remember the chilling broadcast of an accident and the RP saying it was an officer. I remember the silence as we all rolled Code 3. As I rode down the street I remember the ambulance a few seconds behind me. I jumped off my motor and ran up to you feeling helpless looking back yelling at the EMT’s to hurry. I know with faith in God that you are in a better place but I am so sorry that you had to leave your family here on Earth at such a young age. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten. MOTORS FOR LIFE

Art Rivera
Retired Fresno PD(March 2021)
Motors Por Vida

January 29, 2023

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