The late Lebanon police Lt. William Lebo is set to receive a hero’s sendoff Friday, April 8, with a funeral procession from Lebanon to Hershey preceding a celebration of life service at the Hershey Giant Center for the 40-year veteran of Lebanon’s police force.

Lebo was fatally shot while on duty Thursday, March 31.

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Doors for the public celebration of life service will open at 10 a.m. Friday, with the service scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. There will be no cost for parking at the Giant Center.

The funeral procession is scheduled to depart Christman’s Funeral Home in Lebanon for Hershey at 9:15 a.m., according to an update from WGAL 8. The procession will first go past the Lebanon County-City Municipal Building, where the Lebanon City Police Department is located, before returning to Route 422 and traveling the 13 or so miles to North Lingle Avenue. The procession will then take North Lingle Avenue to Hersheypark Drive before proceeding west to the Giant Center.

Along Route 422, thousands are expected to come out to pay their respects to the man whose name will doubtless long endure in Lebanon County.

In an email to the Lebanon Valley College community, LVC President James MacLaren extended an invitation to gather on Main Street on Friday “to pay tribute to Lt. Lebo and pay your respects to his family, loved ones, and colleagues—especially officers Ryan Adams and Derek Underkoffler, who were injured in the confrontation.”

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Lebo’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made instead to either of two organizations:

  • Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at 59 Ruppert Road, East Berlin, PA 17316
  • Elks Foundation at 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Read the full obituary of Lt. William D. Lebo here.


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