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Body of missing Buffalo Police diver is recovered
The Buffalo News, by Aaron Besecker & Lou Michel

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Posted By:ramona, 10/17/2017 3:36:19 PM

They vowed to bring their brother home. And after five long days of searching the relentless Niagara River, the body of missing Buffalo Police diver Craig Lehner was finally found. The Buffalo police made the official announcement just a few minutes after 3 p.m. (snip) Lehner, a member of the Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team, jumped into the river as part of a training exercise with other police divers in the river at the foot of West Ferry Street, according to Buffalo police. The U.S. Coast Guard said a cable connecting Lehner to his diving crew broke, leaving him stranded

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A procession of LE and military vehicles is now forming to bring the officer home. Sad day here in WNY, and a powerful reminder that our LE personnel put their lives at risk in so many ways.
Ramona (the Pest)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 10/17/2017 4:08:05 PM     (No. 11420558)

So tragic. Officer Lehner´s dog, and 85-pound German Shepherd, ran up and down the river searching for him, according to to this article: http://www.policemag.com/channel/patrol/news/2017/10/16/missing-buffalo-officer-s-k-9-partner-ran-to-river-to-search-for-him.aspx



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Postaway, 10/17/2017 8:50:40 PM     (No. 11420911)

I am guilty of taking heroes like Officer Lehner for granted until something like this happens. Jumping into the Niagara River anywhere near the falls must take uncommon courage. The currents anywhere near Buffalo are so strong that, if a tether fails, death is almost certain. RIP.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/17/2017 11:50:02 PM     (No. 11421047)

This is so disheartening. No one should go to work and never return home.

We need to turn the country around and show our respect for LE and emergency services. Never too late for Cookies for Cops. Take some to your local police station with a thank you note.

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