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Listen to 'end of watch' call for Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner

Buffalo Police Officer Craig E. Lehner's body was found Tuesday afternoon in the Niagara River, five days after he went missing during a training exercise for the department's Underwater Recovery Team.

At 4:48 p.m. Tuesday, Buffalo Police broadcast an "end of watch" call, a tradition for a fallen police officer.

"Radio to K-9 43," a Buffalo police dispatcher said, referring to Lehner's radio call sign with his canine partner, Shield.

After eight seconds of silence, the dispatcher continued, "K-9 43, we thank you for your service. May you rest in peace."

Listen to the audio of the radio transmission here:

Final Call - K9 43., Ofc Craig Lehner from ErieCoBlotter on Vimeo.

Lehner, 34, was a member of the department's Underwater Recovery Team, as well as a K-9 officer and a nine-year veteran of the department.

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