LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – The Lebanon community gathered Friday morning to remember and honor Lt. William Lebo, who lost his life in the line of duty one year ago while responding to a domestic incident.
On March 31, former and current Lebanon Police officers solemnly walked Lt. Lebo’s daily route to work while the public was invited to stand along the procession.
The route began at Southwest Park at 8 a.m. Officers walked east on Washington Street, north on 12th Street, and southeasterly on the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail to the 8th Street Trail Head.
The walk continued north on S. 8th Street, then north on 8th Street to Cumberland Street, and then east on Cumberland Street to City Hall located at 735 Cumberland Street.
Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello provided a Remembrance Wreath to members of the County Sheriff and Probation Departments who responded to the scene on March 31, 2022.
Lt. Lebo’s wife Lora also received the Medal of Honor in acknowledgement of her husband’s sacrifice after 40 years of service in Lebanon. “He was a wonderful man, and he leaves behind a great legacy and it’s going to take a lot to fill his shoes,” said Lora Lebo.
Last year the family of Lt. Lebo established the William D. Lebo Memorial Foundation for the “growth and development of officer leadership and the support of the City of Lebanon in memory of Lt. William Lebo.”
“Probably a third of the police officers here today, maybe a third of them have 20 years on the job, that’s only half of what he [Lt. Lebo] had on the job,” explained Chief Bret Fisher of the Lebanon City Police.
In November Mayor Capello announced the foundation donated $18,000 to the Lebanon City Police Department.
abc27 will have additional coverage Friday on the anniversary of Lt. Lebo’s passing