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Tribute for Craig Lehner scheduled for Thursday night

Posted at 12:42 PM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 23:24:42-04

Friends and family of Officer Craig Lehner have planned a tribute for him at LaSalle Park in Buffalo, Thursday night.

Dubbed "A Tribute in Blue", the community is encouraged to show up wearing blue to honor Lehner and his service to Buffalo. Lehner's family is also asking people to bring blue lights to show their support.

Lehner's cousin, Kaitlyn Elise, is expected to sing the national anthem.

The tribute is scheduled from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at LaSalle Park. 

Buffalo Police recovered the body of Lehner, 34, Tuesday from the Niagara River, five days after he never resurfaced following a training exercise with the department's underwater recovery team.