Buffalo News reporter Barbara O'Brien is covering the viewing Monday afternoon for Buffalo police Officer Craig Lehner at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home in Hamburg.
A crowd started gathering to pay their respects to Lehner's family at the funeral home by 2 p.m. Monday. The public is invited to the event. The viewing is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the home at 4199 Lakeshore Road.
The public and thousands of police officers from across the U.S. and Canada are expected for Lehner's funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo.
Lehner, 34, disappeared in the Niagara River shortly before 1 p.m. Oct. 13 during a training exercise for the Buffalo Police Department's Underwater Recovery Team. His body was recovered in the river Oct. 17. A nine-year veteran of the department, Lehner was a K-9 officer as well as a dive team member.
You can follow the coverage in O'Brien's tweets below: