Police Officer III
Nicholas Choung LeeLos Angeles Police Department, California
End of Watch: Friday, March 7, 2014
Reflections for Police Officer III Nicholas Choung Lee
My deepest condolences go to the family of Police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee. I am currently a Los Angeles County Sheriffs Recruit for class 403. I have the upmost respect for Nicholas Choung Lee. Your bravery and heroism will never be forgotten.
Recruit Pacas, Danilo
Los Angeles Sheriffs Department
September 29, 2014
My Fiancé spoke highly of Nick and his death still heavy on my heart. I didn't know him personally but as my fiancé's partner, Nick was family. We think of him often and pray for his wife and kids.
September 9, 2014
Officer Lee was taken in such a tragic accident, now only two months later, we lose a veteran Detective in the same spot, in the same exact way. Unbelievable. This Detective was off duty at the time, but he deserves a prayer. Detective Ernest Allen and Officer Lee together in heaven watching over us. God bless our department. We are hurting right now. Five total officers lost in three months time. Please no more!
May 15, 2014
God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
May 10, 2014
Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Vires et Honorem
Ptlm Frank Kapusta
May 6, 2014
He went to work that day and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Officer Lee, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.
Master Sergeant Retired Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police
May 4, 2014
Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.
Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department
May 4, 2014
We only had a chance to work together a short time, but I will not forget your fun demeanor and positive outlook. Rest in Peace.
Detective Liz Hoffman
May 1, 2014
RIP Officer Lee! Thank you for supporting and protecting our city!
April 29, 2014
LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee,
First my God bless your soul and may you rest in peace. I pray for your family and friends as they can only look to God for healing this great void in their lives.
Matthew 21:22-"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
As a young Asian boy growing up in Los Angeles, I looked up to the LAPD and its Officers in black uniforms. Keeping the peace with dedication to service with honor. Although I did not know you personally you are my brother in Christ Jesus. Rest in Peace till we meet in heaven. God Bless.
B. Yi Chief
US CUstoms & Border Protection
April 29, 2014
Nick I attended the dedication of your star at Hollywood yesterday. It seemed so surreal. My heart aches for your family and the pain they are going through.
Your Hollywood family will never forget you. You are one of kind! And you left your mark on so many people.
I know that you would be shaking your head at all the attention given to you because you didn't do things for recognition, it was just who you were. I will always hear your fave lines in my head, so many. : ).
Thank you for the laughs and great advice. Forever in my heart. Godspeed Nick!
April 26, 2014
On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Nic was killed.
To the Lee family, fellow officers, and all who call Nic beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.
Nic, I have friends that worked with you and cared for you as their brother, and I know that your loss is immeasurable. I was able to glimpse the kind of man you were in the video made to lift the spirits of a child suffering from cancer, and that image of you remains in my heart.
This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Lee gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 7, 2014.
Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
April 5, 2014
I called your name and recited the Kaddish Prayer when the rabbi asked who was in mourning the day after they laid you to rest. I said your name and told colleagues about you while visiting the Alexandria PD and and FBI Headquarters on the day of your funeral, mourning band upon my ID. They tell me you started your career in our station. Know that you will never be forgotten and that your fellow employees, both sworn and civilian will continue to watch over your family. Be at peace warrior.
March 27, 2014
As a new recruit just beginning my law enforcement training, Officer Nicholas Lee serves as a role model, a pillar in the community and someone who has left behind his legacy of honor and leadership. My condolences to family and friends, and may his spirit live on forever in our hearts.
Class 400 LASD
March 24, 2014
To the family of Officer III Nicholas Choung Lee, my thoughts and prayers are with you, may god comfort you and give you strength may he rest in peace. Respectfully recruit Guillermo Rodriguez class #400 LASD.
Recruit Guillermo Rodriguez
March 24, 2014
I am a Recruit for the Los Angeles School Plice Department. I am currently in the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Academy Class #400. I send my deepest condolences to the family of Officer Nicholas Choung Lee. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers as I continue through the academy and beyond. I will remember his sacrifice and dedication when I begin to think that things are getting too rough for me. God Bless Officer III Nicholas Choung Lee.
Recruit Edmond Acosta
Los Angeles School Police Department
March 24, 2014
My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer III Nicholas Choung Lee as well as to the Los Angeles Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Lee, you are gone but will not be forgotten...
Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL
March 22, 2014
Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.
San Bernardino Sheriff's Dept., CA-Victorville Traffic Division
March 20, 2014
God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.
Rest in peace.
Michelle - Wife of US Marshal
March 18, 2014
Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas
March 17, 2014
The 53rd Basic Detention Officer Training Academy sends our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Police Officer III Nicholas Choung Lee.
During this time hold close to the memories and good times shared as a source of comfort.
Being ever mindful of the pride he embraced when wearing his uniform.
RIP, Officer Lee
Respectfully Submitted, Lt. Alicia S. McKinney & the Cadets of Basic Detention Officer Training Academy 53. Durham County Sheriff's Office Durham, NC
Lt. Alicia S. McKinney
Durham County Sheriff's Office
March 17, 2014
May God bring comfort, peace, and blessings, Rest in peace officer Lee.
Jan Taylor, Det, Retired
Dallas P. D.
March 16, 2014
On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Nicholas Lee and the extended law enforcement family of the Los Angeles Police Department. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.
I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.
By Jon F. Hooper
"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."
Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
March 16, 2014
Police Officer III Nicholas Choung Lee,
When you made your decision to enter law enforcement you became blessed:
For the Lord said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9 ESV
When you responded to the infamous call for police service on Friday, March 7, 2014, you answered God's call to serve:
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." Isaiah 6:8 ESV
As a result,you sacrificed your life so that others might live and be protected:
"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 ESV
I, along with your family, friends and comrades, will mourn your sacrifice and loss in the line of duty:
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4 ESV
Now go! Rise up! And do battle against evil as an angel for the Lord!
In God's merciful love,
Pastor Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH
March 14, 2014
God Bless You and your family
Marshal B. Tindle
City Marshal's Office, Killeen, TX
March 14, 2014
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