Picture Story: Inside The Buffalo News’ Effort to Create a Keepsake for Police Funeral Attendees

January 8, 2018

By David Walker

© Mark Mulville/Buffalo News

The special section was laid out in advance, with spaces reserved for the anticipated photos. Photographers including Mark Mulville, who shot the lead image of the coffin seen from a catwalk above the funeral, had only 15 minutes to get their shots.

Tragedy struck in Buffalo, New York on October 13 when city police officer Craig Lehner went missing during a diving exercise in the Niagara River. It took four days to locate and recover his body, and on October 25, hundreds of police officers from all over the U.S. and Canada attended the funeral at Buffalo’s KeyBank Center arena. As they...

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