Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Anton Valentine Lehr, Jr.

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, March 7, 1960

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Reflections for Patrolman Anton Valentine Lehr, Jr.

Our dear cousin Anton,

It’s been 60 years since your tragic death. My father William C. Kranz Jr., 91 years old, speaks fondly of you and always tells us stories when you guys were young. My brother Billy is your Godchild and he was less than 2 yrs old when you died. My brother John has your name as his middle name. My maternal grandmother passed away on March 7th also and my sister and great niece were born on March 7th. We remember you and pray for you in Heaven every night. Rest In Peace Anton Valentine Lehr.

Kathlyn G. Kranz Leggio
2nd Cousin

March 11, 2020

Patrolman Lehr,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 7, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Lehr.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 24, 2019

Continue to rest in Heaven my brother. Until we meet.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.

March 7, 2017

On Eternal Patrol. Rest in Peace, 'brother'.

Retired PO Dennis Conner
NYPD 6th Pct

December 10, 2016

Uncle Anton. We never met in person. But I have met you through your brother Richy. Your influence on him has made him the best dad I could ever ask for. Thanks until we meet.

Darrin Lehr
Uncle

May 25, 2016

RIP, my esteemed cousin. We have missed you.

Rudy Lehr, cousin of Patrolman Lehr
cousin

October 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 7, 2012

Gone , but not forgotten. Rest in Peace.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

March 7, 2011

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Lehr and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

February 27, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

March 11, 2008

I will always remember you for the love you've shown me in my younger years. To this day I miss you so much.
ALWAYS IN MY HEART.
ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS.
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU .
[MY BIG BROTHER] LOVE YOU,
YOUR BROTHER,
RICH

RICH.
BROTHER

January 27, 2007

such a tragedy.

Rest in peace buddy

SC Brad Taylor
Metropolitan Police (London)

January 16, 2007

Anton, I still remember meeting you at your cousin's house when I was 16. You were a mighty oak in uniform. As a young teen,your dad taught me how to go clamming in Kings Park, NY. Four years after your passing I joined NYPD and shortly after, my brother, Dennis did too. Throughout our careers we were always aware of carbon monoxide leaking into the radio car. The window stickers, reminding to keep window cracked, that were subsequently placed on all the radio cars, are a direct memorial to you to this day. May you rest in eternal peace Anton.

P.O. Robert Conner (Retired)
NYPD

July 29, 2006

Policeman's 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Author Unknown

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo. PD

March 7, 2006

Patrolman Lehr,
It has taken over 45 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of New York City.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

December 27, 2005

It has been much too long since your passing, that NYPD has finally accorded you the honor you so greatly deserve. Now you are listed amongst those that have gone before you, with honor.
I never met Anton , but am friends with a family member. I remember the day that tragedy struck. In the following years, I too became a member of NYPD. I always kept a window opened in the radio car, remembering the senceless death of Anton.
Rest in peace, Anton.

PO Dennis Conner~~Retired
NYPD

November 22, 2005

Patrolman Lehr, it matters not how you were taken from this life, you gave it in the performance of your duty and your family felt the loss.

No doubt, you are now on watch as a Guardian Angel who, when we are sitting in our cruisers and begin to feel a bit light headed, or forget to open the window a crack, gently nudge us and whisper a gentle warning in our ear, and save our lives.

God Bless you and Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 18, 2005

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. REST IN PEACE BROTHER, YOU WILL NEVER BE FOGOTTEN!!!!!!!

SGT. DANIEL ABRAHAMSON
OSCEOLA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

November 17, 2005

REST OFFICER LEHR YOUR NOT FORGOTTEN.

GILBERT DANIEL

November 17, 2005

R.I.P. You have not been forgotten.

Chris R.
Deerfield Beach, FL

November 17, 2005

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