Lebanon shooting: One officer and suspect dead, two officers injured in domestic incident

One Lebanon City Police Officer was fatally shot and two were badly injured Thursday afternoon when they responded to a domestic incident, Mayor Sherry Capello said at a news conference.

Lebanon city police officers were called for a domestic disturbance at 3:36 p.m. at a home on the 1100 block of Forest Street. According to Capello, at 4:24 p.m. officers exchanged fire with someone and reports came in that an officer was down.

"In a moment that will be remembered as a sad day in the city of Lebanon, a Lebanon city officer was fatally injured," she said at a Thursday evening press conference.

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The officer's immediate family has been informed, but Capello said officials were not releasing their name at this time out of respect for their extended family.

Officials reported that two other officers were injured by gunfire. One officer is in stable condition and one is in critical but stable condition. The names of those officers were withheld as well.

"Obviously the investigation is still under investigation, and details will be forthcoming as that investigation concludes," Capello said. "At this time we are focused on the tragic loss of the officer, and the well-being of the other members of our police department."

One Lebanon city police officer was killed and two officers wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance on the 1100 block of Forest Street, Lebanon City Police Chief Todd Breiner said during a Thursday press conference. "As one can only imagine, I mean, it's clearly a traumatic event," he said. "Our guys are strong but we're human and we have families and people were injured today."

The suspect, a 34-year-old Lebanon man, is dead, according to Lebanon City Police Chief Todd Breiner. The Lebanon County District Attorney's office is conducting the investigation.

"Our guys are strong, but we're human and we have families and people who were injured today," Breiner said at the news conference. "We're all affected by this. And with the help of our families and every other law enforcement officer around the country we'll get through it."

Lebanon has seen a total of two officer deaths due to felonious killings - one in 1890 and one in 1903.

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The FBI classifies a death as a "felonious killing" when an officer is "fatally injured as a direct result of a willful and intentional act by an offender." Here are the number of officers who died from injuries incurred in the line of duty during felonious incidents nationally over the last five years:

  • 2017: 46

  • 2018: 56

  • 2019: 48

  • 2020: 46

  • 2021: 73

The Lebanon shooting came hours after Pennsylvania State Trooper Martin Mack III was laid to rest in Bucks County on Thursday. Fellow Trooper Branden Sisca’s funeral services begin Friday. Both were killed in the line of duty in what police said was a DUI-related crash on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia on March 21.

Neither Capello nor Breiner took questions at Thursday's news conference. Capello said another news conference would be scheduled for Friday, April 1, with a time to be determined.

Jack Panyard is a reporter for the USA TODAY Network. Reach him at or on Twitter at @JackPanyard.

Matthew Toth is a reporter for the Lebanon Daily News. Reach him at or on Twitter at @DAMattToth.

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