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Higgins Pays Tribute to Fallen Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner

Oct 25, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined the Western New York community in mourning the loss of City of Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner with a special tribute to the fallen officer and soldier on the Floor of the House of Representatives. 

Officer Lehner, who served as a member of the underwater recovery team and K-9 unit, lost his life during a training accident in the Niagara River.  In addition to serving as a valued member of the Buffalo Police Department, Lehner served his country as a Staff Sergeant with the United States Army National Guard.  The decorated servicemember earned more than a dozen medals for honorable service over his 16 years with the Army National Guard, which included a deployment to Iraq.