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Lehner is Buffalo's 51st fallen police officer

Craig E. Lehner became the 51st Buffalo police officer to die on duty or from injuries suffered while on duty when he drowned Oct. 13 during a police dive team training exercise in the Niagara River. The following are the officers whose death preceded Lehner's drowning, along with their date of death and the circumstances.

 

Officer Craig E. Lehner

Oct. 13, 2017

Drowning

 

Officer Patricia A. Parete

Officer Patricia A. Parete

Feb. 2, 2013

Complications from gunshot wound

 

 

Officer James A. Shields

Oct. 30, 2002

Automobile crash

 

 

Officer Robert J. McLellan

Feb. 25, 1998

Hit by an automobile

Jennifer McDougald, right, daughter of the late Buffalo Police Officer Charles McDougald, who was killed in 1997, leads the pledge of allegiance at the annual police memorial at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Buffalo on Monday, May 11, 2009. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Officer Charles E. McDougald

April 9, 1997

Gunshot wound

Patrolman Carl O. Reese

Feb. 1, 1977

Heart attack

 

Patrolman David J. Scime

Sept. 5, 1974

Struck by vehicle during chase

Anthony Scime, on far right, brother of fallen Buffalo Police Officer David Scime, leads the pledge of allegiance during the Buffalo Police Memorial Dedication Ceremony at the Buffalo Convention Center on Jan. 29, 2005. (Buffalo News file photo)

Patrolman Joseph L. O'Neil

Oct. 7, 1970

Gunshot

 

Patrolman Robert J. Arnold

Jan. 15, 1968

Gunshot

 

Patrolman William F. Gleisle

Nov. 27, 1967

Gunshot

 

Patrolman Thomas Dennis Sullivan

Feb. 22, 1954

Car crash

 

Patrolman Robert H. Good

May 11, 1949

Motorcycle crash

 

Patrolman Fred Ganter

Dec. 29, 1942

Car crash

 

Patrolman Louis Vastola

Oct. 30, 1941

Car crash

 

Det. Frank C. Wypijewski

March 20, 1938

Heart attack

 

Patrolman Clayton W. Clark

Feb. 8, 1938

Assault

 

Patrolman Anthony H. Brock

Jan. 3, 1937

Gunshot

 

Patrolman Edmond Lisiecki

Jan. 26, 1936

Motorcycle crash

 

Lt. George L. Uhl

Aug. 31, 1934

Gunshot

 

Patrolman Sterling C. Forden

June 23 1934

Stabbed

 

Patrolman Joseph Striebich

Jan. 21 1934

Hit by vehicle

 

Patrolman Russell E. Greeley

Nov. 20, 1932

Gunshot

 

Lt. George T. Miller

Dec. 20, 1931

Hit by vehicle

 

Patrolman John C. Germain

Aug. 9, 1930

Hit by vehicle

 

Patrolman Carl L. Wunderlich

Feb. 4, 1930

Gunshot

 

Patrolman Harold Haltam

Dec. 23, 1928

Gunshot

 

Patrolman William T. Hunt

Jan. 17, 1924

Gunshot

 

Lt. Edward Steck

May 22, 1922

Gunshot

 

Patrolman Emil Woelffel

April 15, 1922

Hit by a train

 

Patrolman Charles A. Schmitt

Nov. 15, 1921

Hit by vehicle

 

Patrolman Winfield S. Willis

Aug. 22, 1921

Gunshot

 

Patrolman Dennis J. Harrington

Oct. 2, 1920

Hit by vehicle

 

Patrolman Norman R. Hayes

Oct. 20, 1919

Animal-related death

 

Patrolman Herman A. Radel

July 19, 1919

Car crash

 

Patrolman Fred J. Pauley

July 19, 1919

Car crash

 

Det. John M. Dumke

April 20, 1919

Gunshot

 

Patrolman William J. Clossey

June 13, 1913

Car crash

 

Patrolman George E. Claus

Nov. 19, 1912

Gunshot

 

Patrolman Charles E. Schaeffer

Sept. 6, 1911

Gunshot

 

Patrolman John R. Ogden

July 25, 1911

Electrocuted

 

Patrolman Simon J. Callinan

Oct. 25, 1909

Hit by a train

 

Patrolman George W. Thomas

Oct. 10, 1909

Heart attack

 

Patrolman Nicholas Bernard Smith

Sept. 7, 1905

Gunshot

 

Patrolman Louis D. Wanner

April 5, 1903

Animal-related death

 

Patrolman Patrick J. Cronin

Aug. 23, 1902

Hit by a train

 

Patrolman William Dreyer

Nov. 2, 1896

Hit by a train

 

Sgt. Frederick Brown

June 16, 1896

Hit by a train

 

Sgt. Timothy J. Cantlin

Jan. 12, 1896

Gunshot

 

Sgt. Albert A. Thurston

Jan. 11, 1889

Hit by a train

 

Det. James M. Shepard

Feb. 2, 1887

Structure collapsed

 

Policeman George Dill

Jan. 10, 1865

Gunshot

 

Source: Buffalo Police Department

 

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