Local residents honor and remember Lt. William Lebo in a procession of Lebanese police


LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) — First responders from across the state escorted the body of Lt. William Lebo from Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown home to Lebanon City.

“He came to work every day. I don’t think he’s ever had or very few sick days in all those 40 years,” said retired Lieutenant Steve Collins.

He was known for being a sociable person who was devoted to community.

“He was a very kind, very quiet and a very nice gentleman, in addition to being a great cop. He was a very nice man,” said Ken Hackman of Hackman Fire Equipment.

Lt. Lebo was shot dead on Thursday after investigators said a man with mental health problems broke into a relative’s home.

“It’s just sad, but you know that when you go to work every day. I wish he’d made it into retirement, but that’s part of the job,” Collins said

Thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects to a man who had dedicated his life to service.

it is a traumatic event for everyone. The police chief is strong for his boys. I know it’s hard for everyone. It’s hard for everyone to think about,” said Joya Morrissey.

“Just don’t take the police for granted because they have to be there and they know the dangers they face every day,” said retired Lieutenant Jim Eggert.


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