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Buffalo NY Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Oct. 13, 2017
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 34 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Buffalo Police Dept. - NY
74 Franklin Street  
Buffalo, NY   14202   USA
(716)851-4444
County: Erie
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Accident - Police
Weapon Class: Water
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 2469
On The Job: 9 years
Duties: assigned to the Canine Unit

Bio: Officer Lehner was a veteran of the Army National Guard.

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Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Buffalo, NY   USA   Fri. Oct. 13, 2017
Summary: Police Officer Craig Lehner drowned while conducting a training dive in the Niagara River, in the area of Broderick Park and Bird Island Pier.

Members of the agency's Underwater Recovery Team were conducting a regularly scheduled training exercise in swift water currents. Officer Lehner entered the water as part of the training but failed to surface after his safety cable broke while he was submerged.

Officer Lehner's body was recovered on October 17th, 2017, during a massive recovery effort involving over 20 local, state, federal, and Canadian law enforcement agencies.

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