Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

RIP brother Nicholas.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

March 9, 2014

My thoughts are with the family of POIII Lee and his brothers and sisters on the LAPD. We in Phoenix are suffering the loss of another great policeman and hero to us all. LAPD, CHP and Phoenix PD all suffering line of duty losses in the last few weeks is devastating to our West Coast community. Be safe. We will not forget.

Lt. Chris Moore
Phoenix Police Department

March 9, 2014

May your family feel the love of police officers all over the world in their time of sadness. Godspeed Officer Kim.

Patrol-Retired Sharon Langlotz
Des Plaines P.D.

March 9, 2014

Officer Nick Lee, Thank you for your service and RIP. My thoughts are with you and the LAPD.


March 9, 2014

Police Officer Nicholas Lee, during your tour of duty you served your city and community with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you, we will carry on from here. To the family of Police Officer Nicholas Lee you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Los Angles Police Department but most of all the Hollywood Station hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. To Officer Lee's partner stay strong. Fair Winds and Following Seas WARRIOR

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department/Homicide Branch

March 9, 2014


Nebraska Police Officer

March 9, 2014

Rest in paradise brother. Our thoughts to your family.

Officer Mike Tully (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

March 9, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Lee! You put your life on the line everyday when you put on your uniform and badge like all of us wearing it. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and your LAPD family!

BPA Jaime Jong
USBP in San Diego

March 9, 2014

Our Prayers are with your family, My Brother. Go with God.

Gregory Pratt
Former LAPD Officer/ Van Nuys & Devonshire Divisions

Det Gregory Pratt
Beaumont PD/ Honor Guard- Beaumont, Tx

March 9, 2014

I found out about Officer Lee's tragic passing as I drove into Los Angeles, within Hollywood Division actually. I arrived in LA to see the officers of Hollywood Division working the streets, Sunset Blvd., as cops always must do, while they prepare to say goodbye to one of their own. God bless him and his family.


"I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above."


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

March 9, 2014

May your loyalty, dedication & sacrifice to the LAPD & the citizen's of Los Angeles never be forgotten.

Sgt. Earl P. Martin
Henry Ford Health System Police Authority

March 9, 2014


James P. Waggle

March 8, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother. Keep watch over your trainee as he recovers from his injuries. My condolences to your Family and the LAPD.

Sgt Fred Nordt Jr.
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

March 8, 2014

RIP Brother. 감사합니다 형님.

Deputy J. Lee
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

March 8, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Lee. My sincere condolences to you family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.


March 8, 2014

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.

“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Cwolumbia, SC

March 8, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Cwolumbia, SC

March 8, 2014


prince George's County Police

March 8, 2014

I saw you in the video your department sent to a sick boy far away in R.I. . I guess god needed another angel with him. May good bless your family.

Johnston PD R.I.

March 8, 2014

May the Lord bless your family Officer Nicholas Choung Lee as he welcomes you home in heaven.

JCOS TW Martinez
CYFD/JJS State of New Mexico

March 8, 2014

For Officer Nicholas Choung Lee:

The law-officer in traffic takes on more risks than hardly any other aspect of his or her job when weighing the constant threat to life and limb. Regardless of the location, the highway is a battlefield that claims more lives each year than any matter outside of sickness and disease. We regret that Nicholas would be the next law-officer to die in traffic. We pray for all those who care about him and the others injured in this crash.
We are proud to render to Officer Nicholas Lee, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 8, 2014

Rest in peace, Officer Lee. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to your community. Your ultimate sacrifice and that of your family will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family, friends, LAPD and many law enforcement brothers and sisters. Godspeed and God Bless, Hero.

Kathy B
Grateful Citizen

March 8, 2014

Godspeed Brother, I just saw the video you spoke in for a kid with cancer...Just went to show your dedication...Godspeed...

POII K. Jarrell

March 8, 2014

This is awful this happened to you Officer Lee. I send you and your family my most heartfelt prayers. REST IN PEACE SIR

Josh Holcomb

March 8, 2014

Prayers go up from my Department to Officer Lee's family, his department and all who knew him. REST IN PEACE my brother.

Captain Jerry Hutcheson
Jones County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

March 8, 2014

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