The post office at 101 S. 8th St., Lebanon, has been renamed the Lieutenant William D. Lebo Post Office Building in honor of a Lebanon city police officer who lost his life in the line of duty.

Lt. Lebo, a 40-year veteran of the city police force, was killed on March 31, 2022, while responding to a domestic-related burglary incident. He was just 30 days from retirement at the time of his death.

Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09) introduced House Resolution 3865 to authorize the renaming. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Monday.

The announcement coincides with National Police Week, which runs from Sunday through Saturday, May 12-18.

H.R. 3865 was cosponsored by Pennsylvania’s entire House delegation and received overwhelming bipartisan support, passing unanimously in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

“Lt. Lebo’s four decades of service stand as a testament to his profound commitment to the City of Lebanon,” Meuser said in a statement. “Renaming the post office in his beloved hometown will serve as a lasting tribute to his extraordinary life and legacy of service.

“This legislation was a small gesture compared to the enormity of Lt. Lebo’s contributions to his community. … Together, we honor the memory of a dedicated public servant whose indelible mark on the Lebanon community will be remembered for generations to come.”

The action earned praise from the Lebanon community.

“William’s mother and I are so incredibly happy to have a permanent reminder to the community of his 40 years of service and his life-long commitment to Lebanon County,” Lebo’s widow Lora said in a statement. “We hope that it will serve as a reminder that police are here to protect us, and each of them dedicate their lives to serving the public.”

“Lt. William Lebo paid the ultimate sacrifice for his community,” said Mayor Sherry Capello. “While renaming a post office could never fully repay this sacrifice, it will serve to honor his legacy of service to the City of Lebanon.”

Police Chief Bret Fisher added: “Renaming the Lebanon Post Office after Lt. Lebo is a fitting tribute to his 40+ year long career with the Lebanon Police Department.”

A dedication ceremony will be planned in coordination with the Lebo family. Details regarding the event will be released in the near future.

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