Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Craig E. Lehner

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, October 13, 2017

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Reflections for Police Officer Craig E. Lehner

I miss you daily Craig...our weekend chats about our PSD jobs .our dogs...etc .
I was there that horrible October day with 6 others from dive team...we came so we could help...
Love you Craig.

1st Sgt. T. David Hanna
Minnesota State Patrol Trooper
District 3200

Rest in Peace my beloved brother..American Hero ,,

January 28, 2024

I miss you and think of you daily my beloved dive Brother..I miss our weekly telephone JD training DISCUSSIONS ,,

Rest in Peace my beloved brother..American Hero ,,

March 26, 2023

Officer Lehner,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 13, 2022

Thank your for your service to our great country and community. You were a great friend and embodied the values of being an excellent solider and law enforcement officer. May you rest in eternal peace and continue to watch over us and your beloved K-9 “Shield” from heaven. I know you you are smiling down on us all now.

Jacob A. Schiller, SPC US Army
US ARMY (OIF veteran) and friend

August 24, 2021

Rest In Peace Mr Lehner.

PO Justin Giras
North Tonawanda Aux Police Dept

February 21, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Lehner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 11, 2020

Always missed...always loved my Brother.

Trooper Tom Hanna

January 9, 2020

Rest In peace my brother. May you watch over your loving family as they gain strength in time for your great loss. May God bless them.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 13, 2018

I pray that everyone will find comfort in Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we can see all of our loved ones again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 21, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Craig was killed.

To the Lehner family, fellow officers, and all who call Craig beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Lehner gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 13, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 20, 2018

On this day of the 21st Annual Interfaith Police Week Memorial Service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Lewiston, New York, I thank you, Officer Lehner, for your dedication to God and country.

Pat Walker
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Lewiston NEW YORK

May 16, 2018

We remembered Officer Craig E. Lehner at the annual "Walk to Remember" our fallen heroes. My 82-year old Mom proudly carried Officer Lehner's sign during the walk. His ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Private citizen Margaret Zampini
Sister of the walk organizer, Jersey City Police Officer Ed Dolan.

April 29, 2018

So sorry to hear of the loss of this fine officer. May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

November 26, 2017

Sending condolences, thoughts and prayers from all the members of the Ukiah Ca Peer Support Team

Ukiah PD Peer Support Team

November 17, 2017

May God bless the family and may you rest in please :(

CO2 Fabian Silguero
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

November 8, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends of Officer Lehner! May you Rest In Peace Sir!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

November 4, 2017

It was an honor to serve in the NY Army NG with you. Thank you for you service and dedication to the nation and our community.

Rest easy brother!

Sr USPO Jeff Laughlan
US Probation

November 1, 2017

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

October 31, 2017

May God bless the family, friends and colleagues as they endure this painful loss. We honor you for your service, Officer Lehner. RIP.

Brenda Boyd Turbyfill
sister of a Fallen Officer

October 31, 2017

Rest In Peace .

Field training office Samuel Steinmetz
Venice Police Department

October 31, 2017

RIP Officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Nebraska 9815 Terri Van H
Rock County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Cragi's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

October 30, 2017

Rest easy brother, we will take the watch from here.

Ofc. Dylan Cass
York Police Department

October 30, 2017

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Det. Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

October 29, 2017

Thank you for your service, Sir! May God bless your family.

Constable Shane Williams
Collin County Constable’s office Pct.1

October 29, 2017

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