Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team

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It has been two months since Buffalo police officer Craig Lehner died during a training exercise in the Niagara River. On Friday, the K-9 division he served for several years received a large financial boost.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A benefit will be held in Buffalo on Thursday, November 16 in honor of the late Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner. Proceeds from the event will support the division in which Lehner served for many years.

He was remembered as a man who lived by the values of his careers in the military and Buffalo Police Department. And as one of those speaking at his funeral put it, Buffalo Police Officer Craig LehnerĀ is a hero not because of how he died but because of how he lived.