A sunny spring day was the backdrop for a solemn procession as brother and sister officers escorted the late Lebanon police Lt. William Lebo home on Saturday.

Lebo was fatally shot on the afternoon of Thursday, March 31, while responding to a domestic disturbance call in the northern part of the city.  

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The 63-year-old, 40-year veteran officer would have retired on May 1.

Two other responding officers were shot and remain hospitalized.

The 60-mile procession from Allentown’s Lehigh Valley Hospital to Christman’s Funeral Home on Cumberland Street began at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. It followed I-78 into Lebanon County, then turned onto routes 501 and 422 before entering the city at about 1 p.m.

Social media reports described people turning out in Bethel, Mount Aetna, and Myerstown. 

In the city, mourners carrying signs and flags lined Cumberland Street for blocks, waiting hours for the hearse and escort vehicles to arrive.

The procession turned into Christman’s lot where a Lebanon police honor guard, family members, and saluting law enforcement officers were waiting.

A few minutes passed before the flag-draped coffin was removed from the hearse and slowly carried inside.

Afterwards, officers lingered at the scene, hugging and consoling one another.

Funeral details had not been announced at publication time.

The Lebanon City Police Department and motorcycle patrol officers escort the hearse carrying fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown to Christman’s Funeral Home. The procession included police, fire, and rescue units from several counties. (Barb West)
Lebanon City Police Department and motorcycle patrol officers escort the hearse carrying fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown to Christman’s Funeral Home. The procession included police, fire, and rescue units from several counties. (Barb West)
The hearse carrying fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown to Christman’s Funeral Home passes beneath an arch formed by the City’s ladder trucks. The procession, led by Lebanon City Police, included police, fire, and rescue units from several counties. (Barb West)
Local residents, police, firefighters and other emergency personnel line Cumberland Street on Saturday morning to watch as the hearse carrying fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo is returned home to the City from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. The hearse was escorted by the Lebanon City Police Department and motorcycle patrol officers. The procession included police, fire, and rescue units from several counties. (Barb West)
Members of the Lebanon City Fire Department stand at attention as the procession escorting fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown to Christman’s Funeral Home passes beneath the arch formed by two of the county’s ladder trucks. (Barb West)
Local residents display flags and signs as the procession enters Lebanon escorting fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Christman’s Funeral Home. (Chris Coyle)
Local residents, police, firefighters and other emergency personnel line Cumberland Street on Saturday morning to watch as the hearse carrying fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo is escorted back to the City from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. The procession included police, fire, and rescue units from several counties. (Barb West)
Local residents, some carrying signs of support and flags, watch as the hearse carrying fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown proceeds along Cumberland Street to Christman’s Funeral Home. The hearse was led by the Lebanon City Police Department and motorcycle patrol officers. The procession included police, fire, and rescue units from several counties. (Barb West)
A massive show of support from local residents is made Saturday, April 2, as a procession carrying fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo to Christman’s Funeral Home arrived in Lebanon at approximately 1 p.m. (Chris Coyle)
A long line of police, ambulance, fire units from several counties, which served as an escort for fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown to Christman’s Funeral Home, passes beneath an arch formed by the two city ladder trucks. (Barb West)
Local residents, some carrying signs of support and flags, watch as the hearse carrying fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown proceeds along Cumberland Street to Christman’s Funeral Home. The hearse was led by the Lebanon City Police Department and motorcycle patrol officers. The procession included police, fire, and rescue units from several counties. (Barb West)
Hundreds of Lebanon County residents line the route from Myerstown to Lebanon showing their solidarity and remembrance of fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo. The procession arrived in Lebanon at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, after leaving Allentown’s Lehigh Valley Hospital at 10:30. (Chris Coyle)
Local residents, police, firefighters and other emergency personnel line Cumberland Street on Saturday morning to watch as the hearse carrying fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo is returned home to the City from Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. The hearse was led by the Lebanon City Police Department and motorcycle patrol officers. The procession included police, fire, and rescue units from several counties. (Barb West)
Members of the Lebanon City Fire Department show their respect for fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo as the escort of police, fire, and other emergency vehicles travel along Cumberland Street to Christman’s Funeral Home. (Barb West)
The flag-draped coffin of fallen Lebanon City Police Lt. William Lebo arrives at Christman’s Funeral Home in Lebanon as part of a procession that traveled from Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown to bring Lt. Lebo home for funeral services, with hundreds of local residents coming out to pay their respects along the route. (Chris Coyle)

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