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

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama

October 17, 2017

Rest with God. Your dedicated service and tragic loss of your life will not.be forgotten.

Retired Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

October 17, 2017

Officer Lehner, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgottten.

Sgt Rich Eckert
Town of Chester PD

October 17, 2017

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms.

Anrae Godley-Cooper
US Army Military Police

October 17, 2017

My condolences to the family & Buffalo Police Department.

Capt B Wolpert
Union City, NJ PD

October 17, 2017

Lehner Family and Friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Officer Lehner thank you for your service to your community and to your country. Rest above. Your Brothers and Sisters have the watch from here.

Res.Sgt. Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept,Ohio

October 17, 2017

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

October 17, 2017

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service.

Police Officer Zach Philibin
Summit Police Department Ohio

October 17, 2017

Thoughts and prayers go out the Lehners family and the Buffalo Police Department.

Deputy Devine Leacock
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office

October 17, 2017

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 17, 2017

RIP, Officer Lehner. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

October 17, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Trooper
NYSP - Troop C

October 17, 2017

Thank you for your long life of service and sacrifice! Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to your family and friends. May God comfort and strengthen them all!

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office

October 17, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 17, 2017

I'm so sorry for the loss of this officer. He will be missed by his fellow officers of Buffalo PD. As well as all of his brothers and sisters in blue.

Ret. Detective E D Neel
Ft worth PD

October 17, 2017

We acknowledge the passing of Officer Lehner, with regrets. We are grateful for his nine years of service, and ask God for solace for his family.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

October 17, 2017

I followed this closely everyday in hopes they would find you. As i was leaving the reception after a funeral for a retired Police Chief I checked and saw that you were found. . You, your family, coworkers including your National Guard members are in my thoughts and prayers

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/President Genesee Valley Concerns of Police Survivors

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/GV C.O.P.S.

October 17, 2017

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days to come.

With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

October 17, 2017

Buffalo PD, What can I say...It such a painful time for you and Craigs family. God give you strenght

Jeannette Shields,Pres.
WNY C.O.P.S.

October 17, 2017

Rest In Peace brother. Job well done.

OCSO Commander (Res.) Ret George Bozikis
Orange County Sheriff's Office

October 17, 2017

God bless Officer Lehner's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Detective Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

October 17, 2017

Rest in Peace Officer Lehner. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 17, 2017

Nothing is accomplished in our nation without the safety provided by our police and military. Craig Lehner was both.

Retire PO
BPD

October 17, 2017

Rest easy Brother, we have the watch.

Capt Mike Brandt
DRMA Dive Team, Michigan

October 17, 2017

Our honour and final salute goes to Police Officer Craig Lehner, we all are indebted to you for your commitment and service to the community and nation. You are one of one’s who continued to watch over us. May your spirit rest peacefully – thank you and your unyielding life and action, you will never be forgotten.

Inspector GJ Lepine
Federal Government of Canada

October 17, 2017

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