On Sept. 24, 2007, the Pennsylvania Shield and Square Club held its Annual Law Enforcement
Officer of the Year Banquet. The Master of Ceremonies was Bro. Edward J. Donnelly, Richard Vaux-
Ivanhoe Lodge No. 384, Philadelphia, President of the club. He presented the Southeast Regional Award
to Philadelphia Police Officer and Bro. Lawrence E. Leissner, Lodge No. 2, Philadelphia. Bro. Leissner was
recognized for his brave actions during an exchange of gun fire with a suspect who had just fatally wounded
three people and was attempting to shoot others.