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

It's been 5 years now since that unforgettable day. That day made such a remarkable impact on my life. I'm a better person for it now and I owe it all to you and our Savior. But I can't imagine what your family still endures on this day every year. Thank you for your sacrifice. It will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

December 26, 2008

Thanks for living such a powerful life, brother, and for not being ashamed of the gospel of Christ. May we all reflect the same love you had for our Savior. I smile when I realize you are in His presence right now. Wow!

Robin West

November 3, 2008

After knowing Nikky for all of my chilhood and both of us attending Big Pasture High School at Randlett, OK, I knew Nik quite well throughout our up-bringing...His Mom, Sister, & He attended Union Valley Baptist Church faithfully when he was young...then I attended college, got married and moved to Texas, so I didn't see Nik for many years in our adulthood. One day, I was drivin' our family (husband and 2 smaller sons) through the area North of Frederick and was pulled over for speeding! The trooper asked for my license and upon looking at my name and face, he asked me if I was on my way to Cookietown?!!! For a few seconds I was shocked by his ability to know me, but I didn't recognize him (or read his badge!), nor did I even know that Nik had become an Officer of The Law! He asked "Do you recognize me"? and I didn't have a clue! When he replied "Nik Green"!, I was extremely surprised and I told him that I was so proud of him...(I knew how getting chosen to be a Highway Patrol Officer was NOT an easy feat)! We spoke very briefly, there on the side of the road as I introduced him to my husband and boys; he told me about his Family (this was probably 1995, I think)....I hugged his neck through the driver's window of our old van and he told me to be safe!(no ticket...which I probably deserved, being the in rush that I was).....It was the last time I saw Nik and it was such a blessing for me to not only see how handsome he was as an adult, but how very proud I was that he was serving our state as a Trooper, keeping Oklahoma safe!
It was my 40th birthday when my family & I drove to Cookietown to meet with my Mom and cousins....They were still searching for the suspect, we were told at the Intersection by an Officer & Friend of Nik's. He was clearly upset and told us that they were searching for the individual that had taken the life of their co-worker and firend (He mentioned no name). When we finally were released to go on to Cookietown, Mom told me that Nik died at the hand of the suspect...I prayed immediately for His Wife, Daughters, Mom and Sister.... and I had to pray for strength to not hate the guy that took Nik's life.
Nik had so much good that he planned to do---teaching our Youth about The Savior,...but Our Savior called him Home; He needed him then.
We will see him again in Heaven with Our Lord; I know this for sure. He would want us all to be a witness to others, epecially to today's Youth...please carry on that task for Nik!
Always keep Nikky's smile in your memories.....God Bless Ya'll...........

Leslie (Martin) Anderson

October 14, 2008

Brother.
Words are not sufficient to describe how I miss you. So much I cannot wait to tell you face to face.
Adios amigos,
luv u
"tister"

sis

August 18, 2008

Hey Nikky, just wanted to drop by and say hello and let you know that your not forgotten. I miss you lots buddy. Promise me that when we hook up that I can be on your watermelon tossing team...Love ya brother.

Friend

July 8, 2008

We love you Nik. Your still thought of every day.

June 4, 2008

We love you Nik. Your still thought of every day.

June 4, 2008

A man or woman
a protector and commander
arresting and saving
for putting his or her life and soul on the line
so people like you or me can walk the vine
unappreciated, often unwelcomed
For everyday, and every nite
they walk the streets in every flight
cold or hot ... wet or dry
feeling fear and feeling joy
for never knowing what the day will bring
for that day could be their last, or just a beginning
They see and hear the unimaginal
for we can only pretend to know
they live and breath it as the day goes
for every nite they go to sleep, and every day they wake
to start it over and over again
To walk a day in their shoes
seeing and hearing the things we can't believe
knowing and feeling
understanding and agreeing
wouldn't we do different
or pray for those who we don't know
So next time you see a man or woman
all dressed in blue or brown
just walking or driving
looking around
protecting and serving
give them a smile, a polite wave
For you can't know
how that little respect can glow
and make that officer know
you are thinking of them, and appreciating their work
that is done so well, and done with pride
for leaving that day, will give them something
to hold on to, for the next day to come
and the years to follow
A Police Officer or Trooper, we all come to know!

A friend

May 21, 2008

we miss you everyday your family is in our preyers you were a good and fair officer i know this you were fair to me when you pulled me over in grandfield ok i have a lot of respect for you god bless you and your family

nathan morgan
friend

May 11, 2008

Miss you partner.

May 10, 2008

hey i know it's been a while but i just wanted ti tell you i slill love and miss you.... and youll never be forgotten bye i love u!!!!!!!!!

Taylor Markve
friend

May 7, 2008

Nik, I want to thank you for everything you did for me. All the extra time training and bringing me to GOD. I can't believe it's been this long. I wish the best to your family.... With Honor and Respect...Officer Boucher

Officer Terry Boucher
friend/student Marlow PD

March 5, 2008

TO "ACHIEVE THE HONORABLE" YOU HAVE TO BE: IN THE ARENA "IT IS NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS: NO THE MAN WHO POINTS OUT HOW THE STRONG MAN STUMBLES OR WHERE THE DOER OF DEEDS COULD HAVE DONE BETTER. THE CREDIT BELONGS TO THE MAN WHO IS ACTUALLY IN THE ARENA, WHOSE FACE IS MARRED BY DUST AND SWEAT AND BLOOD, WHO STRIVES VALIANTLY, WHO ERRS AND COMES UP SHORT AGAIN AND AGAIN, BECAUSE THERE IS NO EFFORT WITHOUT ERROR OR SHORTCOMING, BUT WHO KNOWS THE GREAT ENTHUSIASMS, THE GREAT DEVOTIONS, WHO SPENDS HIMSELF FOR A WORTHLY CAUSE; WHO, AT THE BEST, KNOWS, IN THE END, THE TRIUMPH OF HIGH ACHIEVEMENT, AND WHO, AT THE WORST, IF HE FAILS, AT LEAST HE FAILS WHILE DARING GREATLY, SO THAT HIS PLACE SHALL NEVER BE WITH THOSE COLD AND TIMID SOULS WHO KNEW NIETHER VICTORY NOR DEFEAT."

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Friend

January 31, 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
Sergeant
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

January 9, 2008

Nik,
I can't believe it has been FOUR years now !! I remeber talking to you at that Comanche Co. and Cotton Co. line in Hulan when I was was a deputy for Comanche Co. and you were a Cotton Co. deputy.
We both talked and agreed to test for OHP in 1996 and roomed together in the city for that three day testing. You helped me by giving me a heads up for what they going to ask during the oral board after you took it..but still didn't help me score high enough ! LOL
You were always a level guy to everyone and didn't treat me or anyone else different or like " I'm a brown shirt now."
I remember the morning that I heard what happened to you and felt that a part of my soul was ripped away..." Why Nik?" Is what ask and even said out loud several times over !
Alot of things changes since you've gone and I would change it all if only you could come back !
Rest in piece and know that your are in alot of peoples hearts and thoughts everyday!
Robert ( Bobby ) Witten # 113/9378.
Lawton Police Dept.

Master Officer Robert Witten
Lawton Police Department

December 26, 2007

I think about you often. It's hard to believe another year has gone by. You are true guardian angel.

December 26, 2007

your missed everyday thanks for all you have given john15:13 see you later brother big t

December 26, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDEnBerghe
Manchester, Nh

December 24, 2007

The Bible says "Greater love has no man than this to lay down his life for his friend." I wonder how much more love is displayed when a man lays down his life for those he does not even know. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Nik for many years as some. But I was able to call him my friend and brother not only in law enforcement, but as a brother in Christ. Of all of the great legacy that Nik left, the greatest is the love of his Lord. I believe that Nik would tell you he was not perfect, just forgiven. I beleive that Nik's life was a reflection of his love of God. The Bible also says that it is appointed to each one of us to die and then to face the judgement. I know that Nik has faced that judgement and has been found forgiven and faithful because of his relationship with Jesus. Of the twenty plus years I have been in law enforcement I have never had a tougher day than December 26, 2003. I heard about Nik's death and like many others lived what felt like a horrible dream. It is one thing to lose a law enforcement brother, but it is harder to lose a friend. I do think of Nik often and always will. I just hope that everyone who visits this site will understand that Nik is living out the faith that he had and is more alive today than he ever was and will live forever with God.

Tommy Harrell
Friend

December 10, 2007

I have come to this site over and over again and each time I do, I still think that I'm going to wake up from a terriable dream and see Nik's big smile at work. I read over what people say and still he has so many people writing in and expressing their words of sorrow. Nikky Joe green was not a very big man but he was big in the way he conducted business with people. Nik was never rude to the ones who called him a punk nor did he do business out of anger. Nik was always there for his fellow friend and officer. I never heard Nik complain about anything other than Subway used to much mustard on his sandwich. I know that Nik is in heaven and watching over everyone and if I know Nik, he's driving his TROOPER car in heaven. Nik, I just have one thing to say to you THANK YOU for everything. Your truely a blessing to have known and I will miss you. Your a man of Honor and have the heart of a Gladiator. May you rest in peace.

Linda, I know that you have moved on with your life and I know that you still think about Nik alot. You are truely a strong woman for having to deal with what you did. I keep you in my prayers and thoughts everyday.

November 13, 2007

Trooper Green, I did not know you but after reading of your death I think of you every shift I work. You also motivate me to train harder in every aspect of my job.

Trooper
KSP

November 8, 2007

Come take this badge off of me
I won't wear it any more
Now the sun is setting over me
And I feel like I'm knocking on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door

Come put these guns in the ground
I can't shoot them any more
The sun is going down
And I believe I'm knocking on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door

Come wipe these tears from my eyes
I can't shed them any more
The sun is setting in the western sky
People, I believe I must be knocking on heaven's door

Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Just like so many times before

Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door
Just like so many times before

credit given to GUNS AND ROSES....rest in peace brother.

David

November 5, 2007

Miss Nik so much - words can't describe.He is in my
thoughts always, more when the seasons change as now.
I think of times or events throughout his life that occured
this time of year. I cherish most the happy memories of childhood.
Mom

N. Bowles
Mother

November 3, 2007

Your absence is felt everyday...miss your silly crooked smile......


sis

October 25, 2007

Nik, I can remember the day Gary called and told me about your death. I have carried a sadden heart for you and your family. Just to let you know Gary and the rest of us think about you all the time. This really hit home for me when I too lost a close friend and partner on 07/07/07. I will always remember and think about you. Heaven is a better place with you and Wes protecting it. God bless you and your family.

Terry

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD

October 10, 2007

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