Son of Officer Shields names puppy after Officer Lehner

(Photo: Mike Shields)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The son of Officer James Shields, who died 15 years ago, has welcomed a new, four-legged friend to his family.

Meet Lehner — a German Shepherd:

He’s named after Officer Craig Lehner, who died in a training accident last month.

Lehner’s K-9 partner was named after Officer Shields.

Shield, the dog, continues to serve with the Buffalo Police Department. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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