Western New Yorkers showing support for fallen officer with blue lights

Posted at 9:36 PM, Oct 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 20:01:35-04

Tributes for fallen Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner can be seen all over the Queen City, from iconic structures like the Peace Bridge and City hall, to individual block clubs showing their support.

Western New Yorkers have also been rushing to hardware stores to pick up blue bulbs in honor of the officer, so many in fact, that local stores are having trouble keeping the blue bulbs on the shelves.

"We did our best to order almost every single lightbulb out of our warehouse in Cleveland."  Said Jess Young, of Ed Young's True Value.  "So we pretty much cleaned out the Eastern side of the United States."

The Williamsville hardware store sold out of Monday's shipment of lights in less than two hours, and say that proceeds from the sales will be Donated to the Buffalo PBA.

400 bulbs were donated by Philips Brothers and Home Depot to the Buffalo Police Department to be distributed to officers, as well as friends of family of Officer Lehner.