The Lebanon City Police Department has released information on how the community can support officers and families affected by the shooting on Thursday, March 31, which left one person dead and two seriously injured.
Lebanese police Lieutenant William Lebo was shot and killed on March 31 when he and three other officers responded to a domestic violence call at a house on the northern outskirts of the city. Two other officers, Ryan Adams and Derek Underkoffler, were shot and injured.
From reports earlier this weekAdams was released from the hospital, while Underkoffler remains hospitalized at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
“We have received many calls and emails asking how you can help and provide cards and donations to police officers and their families affected by the tragic event,” the Lebanon City Police Department told a statement posted on Facebook.
The department set up a card collection box in the lobby of the Lebanon County Municipal Building (400 S. 8th Street). Additionally, an account is being created that will allow the public to donate directly to officers and their families.
Lebanon County District Attorney Pier Hess Graf will hold a press conference at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, to share further updates on last week’s shooting. Echoing requests from Lora Lebo, Lt. Lebo’s widow, DA Hess Graf asked the media to refrain from using the mugshot of the shooter, Travis Shaud.
“This community lost an honorable man last week in the line of duty,” said Hess Graf. “We should be celebrating his life and not the shooter’s.”
Hess Graf is not expected to answer questions at the press conference outside of a pre-written statement.
A Lt. Lebo Lifetime Service Celebration will be held on Friday, April 8 at Hershey’s Giant Center. Ahead of the service, a funeral procession from Lebanon to Hershey will travel the 13 miles of Route 422 between Christman’s Funeral Home and the giant center, with thousands of people expected to pay their respects to the man whose name will no doubt last a long time. Lebanon. County. State flags across the Commonwealth have been ordered to fly at half mast the day of Lebo’s funeral.
Service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, with doors opening at 10 a.m.
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