Officer Craig Lehner: A man full of laughter and good humor

To many, Officer Craig Lehner was more than just a police officer. He was a loving friend and family member who knew how to make others laugh. He enjoyed life for what it really is and lived each day to the fullest. Here are a few photos that share what kind of person Craig Lehner was –  thanks to his close friend.

He loved his K-9 partner, Shield.

He actually named his dog Shield after fallen BPD Officer Jimmy Shields.

He was so excited for his new partner’s arrival that he made an announcement on social media with an Edible Arrangement and balloon that read, “It’s a boy!”

He served our great country in the Army.

He was a member of The A Team.

He stayed close with his Army buddies, aka “The A Team.”

He was crazy about his car – a 70 Chevelle SS.

He once wore this awesome cat tank top to make others laugh.

One of his favorite movies was “Ted.”

He liked to be silly.

He lived life to the fullest.

Most importantly, Craig Lehner put his life on the line every day for us.

Thank you for your service, Officer Lehner. We will never forget you. 

7 thoughts on “Officer Craig Lehner: A man full of laughter and good humor

  • October 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    What a lovely tribute! Nothing like a best friend. Esp. 2 guys! So sorry for your loss & for his family and; all his friends?

  • October 19, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Love, Laughter, Family and Friends… better legacy to leave behind. Thank you for your service. May God hold you in the palm of his hand…….?????

  • October 20, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Thanks so much for this !! I didn’t know him personally, but this tragedy has touched me deeply . He was a wonderful man , heaven was blessed with an amazing angel.God bless you Craig

  • October 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    God Bless Craig and His Family, My Prayers are with You!

  • October 30, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Never knew you Craig, but hometown connection is big in such a small town. I pray for your family as they have been through a lot lately.

  • November 1, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    He was truly a wonderful man. My family and I met him and shield over the summer. He was so happy to take pics with our family. He told my girls all about shield. God bless his family and friends. My prayers are with you all.

  • November 8, 2017 at 2:06 am

    What a beautiful person.
    Officer Lehner ‘s passing breaks my heart. He is an angel of God now.
    Thank you for posting all of this.
    He was and still is such an inspiration.
    God bless him, his family, Shield, and his fellow officers.


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