Trooper Hung Nguyen Le

Trooper Hung Nguyen Le

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, June 30, 1998

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Hung Nguyen Le

Trooper Hung Le succumbed to injuries sustained when his patrol car was struck from behind on May 19th, 1998.

Trooper Le received burns to over seventy percent of his body, lung, and heart damage. His patrol car was struck from behind as he was stopped behind a construction crew, blocking traffic, on I-55. His emergency lights were activated when the crash occurred. The patrol car was pushed into the construction zone and burst into flames.

Construction workers and passersby were able to pull him from the wreckage and he was taken to a burn unit in Houston, Texas. The driver was charged with careless operation, not wearing glasses, and negligent injury.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge B51

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 19, 1998

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Trooper Le, I pray that your pain and suffering ended quickly. I know that God opened His arms to you and welcomed you into His kingdom where there is no pain. You had so much more to do here, but that was not the plan. You have been patrolling the streets of Heaven now. May God Bless you and all those who loved you here on earth. I Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

July 1, 2020

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