Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Nikky Joe Green

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, December 26, 2003

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Reflections for Trooper Nikky Joe Green

Linda,
I never really realized how you could take care of all of us when you were the one hurting the most. You listen to us as we cry and lean on your shoulder when I feel like it should be the other way around. The night I watched 60 minutes it all came clear to me. I listened to you tell your story and then it hit me like a ton of bricks, you not only fight for the memory of Nik but you do it so that maybe any one of us will not be in your position. I can not even put into words how it made me feel that you are trying to protect our husbands and us while dealing with the horrible situation you are in. I can only try to humbly tell you that you are carrying on Nik's work by protecting his brothers. I can barely speak Nik's name without being overcome with tears. That morning when my husband left to find your husband's murderer, I didn't know how I could possibly pick up the pieces if he didn't come home. You break through the clouds and come out shining with light in the wake of the darkest days of your life. I only hope and wish that I could be half the person that you are. We have your family framed in our living room, I stop and give you guys a piece of my heart everytime I walk past the picture. I can't thank you enough for everything thing that you have done to make this state a safer place. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Even as I read what I have written, my words still don't express what I mean. Nik is smiling on you in everything you do. Thank you is all I can think to say.

March 22, 2005

While driving home tonight I had the most beautiful memory of Nik. One day my truck was broke down in Lawton at a local restaurant and my wife and I were to pick our daughter up from school and we were going to be late (because of the truck). We made a call to Linda and she said she could help with our daughter. Unknown to me at that time she had called Nik who was on duty at the time of all this. Well, Nik showed up, helped out and after a ride to parts store the truck was running and we were headed south to pick our daughter up. Just another day for Nik, helping out while serving the comunity. He helped me out whenever I needed help, but the incredible memory was not the fact he helped me. Rather, it was the way he made me feel when he showed up that day in that hotrod camaro decked out in the brown that the OHP wears. That day I wanted to scream to the whole world that he was my friend, I wanted to tell everyone in that restaurant that I know Nik Green, he came here to help me out! Quite simple I suppose, the memory of that day. It is one I shall never forget for in it is this simple truth, a friend is never to far away. Thank you Nik, we miss you.

M.L.T.
Devol,OK

March 19, 2005

Dear New York State Police, Massachusetts State Police, Minnesota Patrol Troopers Association, North Dakota Troopers Association, Virginia State Police Association, Kansas State Trooper Association,

Our church is deeply appreciative of the generous donations and mementos that your groups have given to our building program in memory of Nik Green, our beloved friend, youth minister and associate pastor. Building continues to progress with the recent addition of a beautiful steeple which can be seen for miles as you travel down Highway 70 (Nik Green Memorial Highway). We want to recognize each one of you and your support for this effort: New York State Police-a patch; Massachusetts State Police-two patches and $500.00; Minnesota State Patrol Troopers Association-2 patches and $500.00; North Dakota Troopers Association-$300.00; Virginia State Police Association-2 patches and $1,000.00; and Kansas State Troopers Association- $1,500.00. We would encourage those of you who did not send patches to do so because we hope to recognize your effort with a permanent display in the Nik Green Christian Youth Center.

Again, we pray God's hand of protection on each one of you as you carry out your duty to the respective citizens of your state,

Laura Booher
First Baptist Church, Devol, Oklahoma

Laura Booher
First Baptist Church, Devol, Oklahoma

March 17, 2005

You took care of business Nik, we love you man. Chillicothe F.D.

Capt. Kelly Adams
Chillicothe Texas Fire Department

March 14, 2005

Rest in peace brother. We've got your shift covered from here on out. May god ease the pain and suffering that your family, friends and coworkers are going through. Thank you for service. Godspeed

PSO R. Erwin
Watauga DPS, TX

March 10, 2005

dear nik, i don't know really what to say...ever since that december morning i can't seem to even say your name without crying or listen to linda talk about you with out blubbering.....you helped me get past a lot of problems I had with God.....I miss you terribly every day, but i now your in a better place....I hope it is everything you hoped for.love ya lots.
a friend

a friend

March 7, 2005

Mrs. Green
I watched 60 Minutes tonight and was truly moved by your efforts to get legislation passed that will in the long run keep Law Enforcement Officers safer. I'm sure your husband is looking down from heaven with much pride. God Bless you and your children.

March 2, 2005

Nikky,
I really don't know what to say. I still can't, nor want to believe you are gone. I will never forget the day you came to my high school just to tell me about applying for the Highway Patrol. Our friendship started there, and continued to grow throughout the years after. You are the one who taught me how to shoot, yet as I reflect I think I learned more about how to be a honest police officer, good father, and stable Christian then I did about shooting. I miss you, and think about you everyday. Till we meet again...

PO David Ray
Lawton Police Department

February 7, 2005

ANNUAL PEACE OFFICER'S MEMORIAL SERVICE
United States Capitol
Washington, D.C.

"When the innocent need defending, we look for people like Trooper Nik Green, of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, who was shot and killed by a drug dealer resisting arrest. He died on the morning after Christmas on a stretch of highway just over a mile from his home, where he left behind a wife and three young daughters. This good man was also a youth pastor at First Baptist Church, where hundreds of his fellow State Troopers came to pay their final respects. The pastor said of Trooper Green, "He set a standard that we're left challenged by. We're going to hurt for a long, long time." "

President George W. Bush
May 15, 2004

Friend

February 7, 2005

Hey Nik,not a day goes by that I wished you where still here. I find myself thinking about the fun we had and how muched you really helped me out when I was wanting be in law enforcement. Nik you will always be missed and thought about every day. You know I still see u up in the stands at the basketball games while linda would coach. Nik you will be missed allways and you will never be forgotten. I have allways had much respect for you and what you have showed me and done.

Tim

Officer Tim Duncan
Frederick Police Department

February 4, 2005

It's been over a year now, and still the void is great! No longer will we see the black and white pull in our driveway to check on us ~ and yet, it is still there in memory when we want it to be! You are still checking on us; we feel it in the love and respect you showed us. Our own mortality was brought before us Oct. 1, 2004 when your Aunt Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer. We lean on Isaiah 43:1 when God said, "I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; YOU ARE MINE". What comfort to know that He has put us where He wants us. He put us among the family, friends, churches, communities that He wanted us to have to share the blessings He has for us while we walk the way of life on earth. Then, He prepares us for this statement: "When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out in the darkness, FAITH is knowing one of two things will happen.....There will be something to stand on or you will be taught how to fly."
Precious Nik, you were taught how to fly on Dec. 26, 2003 ~ we leave you to watch over us all and thank our God He gave you to us to share our lives and leave a lasting legacy for your precious girls and all the friends, family, church, and community God so graciously put you here to support. Our prayers are to reach that same honor someday ~ to be able to fly with you.
All our love ~~~
Aunt Jane and Uncle Tob

Uncle Tob and Aunt Jane
loving aunt and uncle

January 17, 2005

Hey bro.
I figured after a year, typing something here might be a little easier but I was wrong. I still miss seeing you out on hwy 5 and backing you when I was coming home on the evening shift.I remember the talks and guidance you gave me over the years and hopefully I am making you proud. I hope you enjoyed the little christmas tree I took to the cemetary and thanks for listening to my prayers while I was there. Guess that enough for now, I miss you

Scott
Lawton PD

January 15, 2005

Nik and his family was a dear friend to me. After the birth of my son who has had multiple heart surgeries and will have more...as I prayed to God from the hospital...I will never forget the feeling I received and a certain peace that came over me and my family...my son has done very well and continues to amaze my husband and I and his doctors..Of course I owe it all to God ...but I feel that Nik has been there this whole time and I know that he is my son's guardian angel. After his last surgery when I spoke to his wife, Linda, she said she prayed and asked God and Nik to send a healing power and a miracle to my son and peace to my family...which is exactly what happened that day and is still happening. As we spoke we both just cried and praised God that he is still allowing Nik to touch lives and work Miracles from Above..
Thank you Nik for watching over my son and thank you Linda

Melissa and Hestan Hogan

January 10, 2005

I SEE ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HAVE COME TO US FROM THE GOD THAT SITS BETWEEN THE CHERUBIM AND SERAPHIM, THE ONLY GOD WHO CAN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE PASSING OF NIK. WE MUST CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT AND BE VIGILANT, FOR THE RETURN OF CHRIST DRAWS CLOSER WITH EVERY PASSING DAY. I BELIEVE NIK GREEN IS IN HEAVEN AND I AM THANKFUL FOR THE EXAMPLE HE SET. THE BAR HAS BEEN RAISED BUT IT IS NOT OUT OF SIGHT. NIK GREEN, YOUR LEGACY HAS GROWN OUT OF OUR CONTROL BUT IS FIRMLY IN GODS' HANDS. MY FAMILY MISSES YOU BUT WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO FINISHING WHAT YOU STARTED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEVOTION TO EVERYTHING YOU DID.

M.L.T.
FBC DEVOL

December 30, 2004

Dear Florida Association of State Troopers,

Thank you so much for your generous donation to the "Grand Idea" program that will help Nik's dream of a youth center come true. I wish you could have seen the joy you brought to Linda's heart when she opened that box containing the FAST bear and check for $1,000.00. It just so happened that the day the package came to Linda, the foundation was being poured for the Nik Green Christian Youth Center and Sanctuary.

Christmas was a difficult time for Nik's family, but they still rejoice in the precious gift of God's son and the blessings that He continues to faithfully bestowed upon their family.

May God bless each and every one of you and we pray His hand of protection upon you and yours in the upcoming new year.

Laura Booher
First Baptist Church, Devol, Oklahoma

December 30, 2004

Hey partner, it hard to believe it has been a year now. I think about you everyday. We talk about you often at headquarters and around the pd. We laugh alot at your stories, yet we cry alot too. I am keeping my promise that I made to you, your family is being cared for and well taken care of. This not only by me but by many far and wide. I never had the chance to tell you, but you are my hero. The bible says we shall have no idols but follow christ and his teachings. You was his prophet and you lived his word as well as shared it with others. Your dreams of the youth center are going well and will be completed soon.
Please watch over all of us here. I love and miss you..

Gary.

TRP GARY SANDERS
OKLAHOMA HIGHWAY PATROL

December 28, 2004

In loving memory of Nikky Green:
Today is the 1st anniversary of your passing and I am thankful you are with Christ. I know you have left a tremendous void here on earth, but as a Christian we have the hope of seeing you again. I look forward to meeting you some day. My thoughts are with all the family members, church family, law enforcement family and friends who are still grieving. May the Lord comfort andheal your hurts. God bless.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

December 26, 2004

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM HEAVEN

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

(Author: Unknown)

December 26, 2004

My Brother in Christ; Every officer at the department will dearly miss your presence. You are an example to all as to how we should live our lives while we are on this earth. God has called you home, but because of who and what you are, you are still with me every minute of my life. I will miss seeing you until the day we stand together before our Maker. I pray for the peace that only He can provide for your family. We love you.

Police Chief Don Murray
Walters Police Department

November 24, 2004

Hey Nik, I just wanted to thank you for all of the advice that you gave me when you worked in Tillman County. I was a newly hired officer with the Tipton Police department and you were a trooper for the county. I remember you being there for me many times when I had questions or needed back up. I remember you and I becoming partners of a few incidents and helping each other out on them. You were a very BIG influence on my life and my job Nik. I can also remember seeing you with your bible sitting in your trooper car and knowing that you read it everyday and lived by it. You helped me better my career, my life, and get my self confidence built up with my job. Nik I have moved on to a bigger and better department and I owe it to you sir as being there to help me. You were an inspiration to all that worked with you and knew you. I just want to say that I still remember to this day when and how I heard about your passing. I was on the road traveling from Ardmore back to Altus when I heard about it and I had to pull over and cry. I have been by to see you several times and it is still hard but I want you to know that I will never forget you. I do remember one thing you always told me and that is "Even though I wear a different uniform than you do we still do the same job and I will always be there to help you". Those words meant a lot for me Nik and they always will. I grieve for your family also and I pray for them. I know that God has a BLACK AND WHITE CAMARO up there just for you Nik. Thanks for everything from your friend in Tipton Officer Jon Moore #353 and Altus #61.

Officer Jon Moore #61
Altus Ok. Police department

November 21, 2004

God Bless your family. You have done a great job serving your state and country. God Bless all police officers and those who have fallen god bless their families.

Rodney Glenn
Dewey, Oklahoma

November 18, 2004

It's been one of the hardest years we, as a family, has ever gone through. I know by the grace of our Lord we will get through this and go on, but I will be the first to admit...I hasn't been easy. You are in our thoughts EVERY SINGLE DAY Nik. We miss your smile, your hugs and that little grin that we all loved. You are home now and I promise, we will take care of Linda and the babies as long as the Lord will let us. THANK YOU, Nik, for coming into our lives and making such a lasting impact. We love you and we will be coming to join you when our time comes. Hug my brother and grandbaby for me.

Until we meet again......

NAY NAY

November 16, 2004

Nikky Green,

My friend, what can I say, other than it's been a long year without you. I still think about you everyday and the talks we had during the slow nights and days we worked together. I'm sorry I haven't been down to see you lately, but I find myself parking miles from the cemetery and thinking what I would say to you.

I still hear people talking about you. Infact, I was having dinner the other night when I overheard one man say he wishes he could get locked up so he can handle the problem himself. What could I say other than thank you.

Well friend, I'm signing off for now. I will come see you and check on the family.

Nikky, thank you for everything. Your friendship, your love and your words of wisdom.

Your friend E.C.

November 15, 2004

It is coming up on the holidays. My son sings a song by Elvis, "Why can't everyday be like Christmas?" and Linda has said to me how nice it would be to be able to freeze time and live last Christmas day all over again. Life is not that easy, nor has the grieving process been that easy. We all still miss Nik more than we can put into words on this small space, and certainly the holidays will be difficult for everyone who has lost someone special this year. It has been a great blessing to be able to get on this site and see all the people who knew Nik (and those who did not) that have given their love and support. Thank you and May God bless each and every family touched by the law enforcement family this holiday season.

Teri Hodges
Nik's cousin

Teri Hodges, cousin

November 14, 2004

I WAS THE DISPATCHER ON DUTY THE MORNING OF HIS PASSING I WAS THE ONE THAT TOOK THE CALL AND HAD TO PASS THE INFORMATION ON TO MY DEPUTIES. IT WAS A VERY HARD TIME FOR ALL OF US AT COTTON COUNTY. EVERYONE HERE NEW NIK AND LOVED HIM. HE WAS A ROLE MODLE. YOU COULD NOT ASK FOR A BETER MAN THAN HE WAS. NIK WAS THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT WOULD GIVE YOU THE SHIRT OFF OF HIS BACK IF YOU ASKED HIM TO. HE HAS TOUCHED EVERYONE IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER I HAD THE GREAT PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH HIM AND HAVE NEVER WORKED WITH ANYONE LIKE HIM.

TO LINDA AND THE GIRLS
I HAVE YOU IN MY PRAY'S. GOD BLESS


JENNIFER

dispatcher,jennifer
cotton county sheriffs department

November 9, 2004

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