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Trooper Hung Nguyen Le

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, June 30, 1998

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Reflections for Trooper Hung Nguyen Le

Trooper Le,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Louisiana. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 30, 2023

My husband was a friend and coworker of Hung with the LSP, Troop B. I remember the night of our wedding Hung was on patrol, but made time to stop in and say hi to us at our wedding reception. Such a sweet soul. We were devastated when he passed. I will NEVER forget his funeral. It was truly incredible to be there and witness the way he was honored by his fellow officers and first responders. I attended a funeral recently for a fallen fireman. Reminded me of Hungs funeral. Brought me to tears. My husband and I have spoken of Hung many times. We will never forget him.

Freese family

June 20, 2023

Rip Trooper, we will never forget.

Thank you for your service.


January 11, 2021

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

Thank you for your service and please know that sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

June 30, 2018

I was the flight nurse/paramedic who had the honor and the duty to care for Trooper Le and fly him via WJMC Air Care helicopter to Herrman Hospital on that fateful day. I still recall his eyes we flew to Herrman - I was greateful when I finally had given him enough pain medicine for him to give me the thumbs up sign. RIP TROOPER

Kerry Mark Jeanice RN EMT-P
West Jefferson Medical Center Air Care

October 16, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Heard a lot about you and your kindness... Don't personal knowing you; but been a neighbor known that your family is very proud of you. Hope you up there looking over your family and your peer to protect them and guide them...

Nguyen Family

June 30, 2015

Doesn't seem like nearly 14 years has passed since we heard the news of your crash. We thought you would pull through, but it wasn't meant to be.
When guys from Class 75 meet, your name comes up in conversation. Can still hear you calling cadence in Vietnamese, as we ran around the compound singing "my girl's a vegetable...." to your lead.
An excellant young man, outstanding trooper, a natural leader, and one of my roommates for 17 weeks.
Rest in Peace, Brother.

M/T Murphy Meyers, Jr
Louisiana State Police

December 28, 2012

You were an amazing Officer and friend to all of us at West Jefferson Medical Center E.M. S. After all these years we still think about you and miss your smile.

EMT-P Laura Wigstrom

August 29, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 30, 2012

Just remembering your smiling face bright and early every morning at the start of PT while going through the academy back in '97. You are never forgotten and your family remains in our thoughts and prayers. Take care my friend and we'll all be together soon in His perfect peace!


June 30, 2011

Thank-you for your brave service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince Georges County Maryland Police Department

May 15, 2010

Hung Le was always happy and smiling and very good natured when I had the pleasure to know him from his bicycling days. When I knew him he was focused on becoming a Louisiana State Police Trooper and he knew that he would become a Trooper. His intent and his focus and his resolve are all parts of his personality that anyone would do well to emulate. Be like him. We were fortunate to have had some time with Trooper Hung Nguyen Le. I personally are better for having known him.

civilian Billy Rappold
a cycling friend

May 11, 2010

Trooper Le, thank you for your service, sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Louisiana. May your family always know that you are, and always will be a HERO. Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.

Louisiana State Police

January 17, 2010

Rest in peace Trooper. Your service will not be forgotten.

Pa State Police

January 15, 2010

It has been 10 years since you passed away and our family will never be the same without you. My prayers and thoughts will be with you for the rest of my life. I am so proud to be your brother.
Please pray for us that the Lord will send His Guardian Angels to protect all law enforcement officers away from harm and safely return to their love ones at the end of the day.



July 1, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 2, 2008

God bless you and keep you always. You are not forgotten by your entire police family.

St. Louis City Police

November 8, 2007

You are a credit to the LSP. I have not known a finer Trooper nor a more dedicated public servant. May God bless and keep you. May He help your family heal.

MT M Verdi
LSP Trooper-friend

April 29, 2007

Trooper Le,

I thank you for being a State Trooper. I remember when you first started and you were all over the city. Thank you for backing us up on stops.

fellow officers were speaking highly of you the other morning just before finishing the tour of duty.

rest in peace brother.

Officer First Class Russell Blanchard
Gretna Police Department

November 6, 2006

To Trooper Le, his loved ones, and his fellow officers:

On this the eighth anniversary day of your tragic death, please know that you are remembered and honored today.

Reading the reflections left for you lets me know how well-loved and well-respected you are, and how dearly you are missed.

I share the agony of your loved ones as I lost my beloved youngest son when he was murdered during a foot pursuit of two robbers on April 23, 2005. I am awed by your courage and dedication.

Hung, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Trooper Le. Your memory is honored and revered today and everyday.

This respect is sent with the utmpost respect for the service Hung gave to his country and to his community as a police officer, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 30, 1998.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

July 1, 2006

Rest in Peace Sir.

June 30, 2006

On this date, I salute and honor you for your dedication and service to Louisiana. You are never forgotten, but always remembered. Rest In Peace.

June 29, 2006

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