Benefit to be held for Officer Lehner

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A benefit for Officer Craig Lehner will take place next week at Club Marcella.

The November 16 event will go from 4-9 p.m. and all ages are welcome to attend.

The event will feature a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

With a $20 donation, attendees can get dinner and their first drink.

The proceeds from the event will go toward purchasing a new Buffalo Police Department K-9 in honor of Officer Lehner.

According to Police Lt. Jeff Rinaldo, the average police K-9 costs between $8,000-$11,000.

Club Marcella is located at 439 Pearl St. in Buffalo.

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