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

God bless brother, I'll be saying a prayer for you and your family tonight. We will take it from here....

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

March 10, 2014

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD, WY

March 10, 2014

Officer Lee - While attending Below 100 training, on 03/06, I remember thinking how LAPD had been blessed not to lose anyone since 2008. The very next morning you were taken from your family and friends. I am so sorry. Perhaps our paths did cross while I was still there, but for sure I know people who knew you. You sound like a good cop and a great human being. Thank you for your service to the state of California and the people of Los Angeles. May God grant you eternal rest and may his perpetual light shine upon you. My prayers are L.A. bound for your family and your partner's full recovery.

Sgt. K. Moreland
Arapahoe Community College PD (Ret. LAPD)

March 10, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

March 10, 2014

I first met Officer Lee in 2002. We spoke of family, careers, leading by example, and helping youth and neighborhoods realize possibilities. His professionalism stood the test of time as those qualities continued throughout his life. May he rest in peace, but may we always remember Officer Lee.

Chief Inspector (ret'd) Ronald Black
Los Angeles Departments of Housing and Building and Safety

March 10, 2014

Thank you for your service Officer Lee. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

March 10, 2014

Thank you for your service PP Lee.. You will never be forgotten.. And to the family of PO Lee may God watch over you all and embrace you in his love and care as he eernally embraces PO Leeā€¦.

Lt Barry S Bernstein-Retired
City of Middletown P.D> NY

March 10, 2014

Rest in Peace Office Lee. Our thoughts and prayers go out the the Lee family and LAPD.

Administrative Assistant to Police Chief
Covington Police Dept., LA

March 10, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Lee. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Los Angeles Police Department.

Scott Horne U.S. Postal Inspector
US Postal Inspection Service

March 10, 2014

Expressing deepest sympathy, and hoping you all will find comfort in knowing we care.

Rita Rocker, Director Govt Relations
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

March 10, 2014

Thank you Officer Lee, for your service and dedication to the City of Los Angeles. May you rest in eternal peace.


March 10, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lee family as well as our extended family from LAPD. You will always be remembered. Modesto Police Department Honor Guard

Sergeant Steven Stanfield Honor Guard
Modesto Police Department

March 10, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Lee's family and everyone at the Los Angeles Police Department. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

March 10, 2014

R.I.P. Officer Lee, your tour is over. We will take it from here. Thank you for your dedicated service. You will not be forgotten!

Officer Richard Keniston
U.S. Veterans Affairs Police

March 10, 2014

Rest in peace my brother. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Public Building Authority-Knoxville

March 10, 2014

RIP Officer Lee. You will be remembered for your sacrifice and honor that you gave to the city of Los Angeles and its people. As the son of a fellow LAPD officer I understand the effect your death has taken on your fellow brothers in blue and around the nation. Today I thought about the job that police officers sign up for and how willingly they carry out the job most civilians wouldn't dare doing and what you really give up to be a hero in your families eyes and protect those who can't protect themselves. You left Friday morning not knowing what the day had in store like all officers, but you gave your life on duty walking the thin blue line. Though this was only an accident, I've wanted to thank you for you sacrifice that you made. My deepest condolences to your family, partner, and fellow Brothers and Sisters in Uniform. Once again, Thank You!

Sean Estrada
Son Of LAPD Officer

March 9, 2014

Our condolences goes out to the friends and family of Nicholas Choung Lee. We would like to thank him for his many years of service to law enforcement.

Zone Five Academy Session 56
New York State Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

March 9, 2014

RIP Officer Lee our thoughts and prayers go out to your family, and the LAPD. Your watch has ended, but you memory will always live on.

Captain Brian Kelley
Veterans Affairs Police (Providence, RI)

March 9, 2014

God bless thus hero, his family & the LAPD. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

Mother of a Detective
Colorado Dprings PD

March 9, 2014



March 9, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

March 9, 2014

RIP my Fellow Brother in Blue. My Prayers go to your Family, Friends, and Co-Workers. Rest easy now Sir, we have the watch from here.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

March 9, 2014

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face.May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand and provide comfort for your family.

Sgt Chris Bray
Phoenix PD

March 9, 2014

God's peace and speed Officer Lee. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

March 9, 2014

Tragic incidents like this remind us all that driving a patrol car is one of our most dangerous activities we do. Even knowing such risks, every single sworn officer in our great nation has the courage, dedication and loyalty to habitually put their lives in harms way to respond to others in need of assistance. It never gets any easier when we learn that we've lost another brother in blue. Godspeed and my deepest condolences to Officer Lee's family, friends and extended family of the LAPD.

Vallejo Police Dept

March 9, 2014

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