Const. Henry Lehman was Abbotsford’s first police officer. (Photo from Abbotsford Police Department.)

Const. Henry Lehman was Abbotsford’s first police officer. (Photo from Abbotsford Police Department.)

PHOTO: Abbotsford’s dashing first police constable

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Farmer by day, officer by night, the hard-looking mustachioed man in this century-old photograph was Abbotsford’s first police constable.

The Abbotsford Police Department’s archive photo from 1905 is of Thomas Henry Lehman of the Matsqui Police force.

Lehman was a farmer by trade but was on-call around the clock for which he received $58 a day, adjusted for inflation.