Oct 26, 2017
A change.org petition has been posted that calls on the City of Buffalo to rename one of its dog parks in memory of fallen Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner.
The petiton asks the city to rename the dog park in Lasalle Park "The Craig Lehner Memorial Barkyard Park".
Authorities say Lehner was participating in a routine training exercise on the river at Buffalo near Unity Island when he failed to resurface. His body was recovered five days later. Police, emergency crews and the U.S. Coast Guard participated in the search.
In addition to serving on the underwater recovery team, Officer Lehner was a K-9 officer with the department.