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Police Officer III Nicholas Choung Lee

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, March 7, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer III Nicholas Choung Lee

Officer Lee,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 7, 2024

Rest in peace.


March 7, 2022

I saw the video of Nick Lee where his personality displayed the proud Korean heritage and professional demeanor of an LAPD officer. He touched many lives in the law enforcement community and beyond for years to come. RIP.

Deputy Sheriff Los Angeles
County Sheriff

March 7, 2020

Officer Nicholas Choung Lee will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

August 10, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Lee.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2019

It was night time when we were instructed to get closer to the memorial wall at the Biscailuz Academy so that we can observe a name to reflect on. From my vantage point, the first name I could make out due to the light fixture was yours. It was a surreal feeling since I knew immediately you were Korean American just like me.

As someone who came from a Korean American background and is aspiring to become a peace officer like you, I truly want to thank you for your service and offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family. When times get tough I will remember you along with the numerous brothers and sisters you are memorialized with at Biscailuz Academy. Again, thank you for your service .

Recruit Justin H. Pyon

April 4, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 11, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 7, 2018

Tragically taken from family and co-workers. May you continue to rest in perpetual peace, and that God and you watch over your loving family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 7, 2017

Nick, you're dearly missed. I loved working with you.

John Doe, Special Agent In Charge

April 5, 2016

Nick was always the one Officer that everyone could count on. I remember Nick always asking to help detectives with their investigations and their search warrant activities. Nick was the very best that every Officer should strive to become. His loss was a great loss to his friends and to the entire city of Los Angeles. On October 9, 2015, there will be a memorial service at Hollywood station for the 8 Hollywood Officers killed in the line of duty. It will be an honor for me to remember and honor Nick on that date. May His name be eternal

Retired Detective John E Miller #13738
Los Angeles Police Department

September 6, 2015

We will never forget. RIP.

Sergeant Jason Houston
York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office

March 7, 2015

I have the highest respect for Police Officer Nicholas Choung Lee and I hope he rests in Peace. He was killed on my birthday, and his death stayed with me through the day.


January 18, 2015

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!

Detective Garcia

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.

Chris Walley
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
Mohawk PD

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
Orange PD

May 1, 2014

RIP Officer Lee! Thank you for supporting and protecting our city!

Dion Sulcer

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

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