As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
LA cop killed in crash featured in birthday video for ill boy
Officer Down: Nicholas Choung Lee - [Los Angeles, California]
End of Service: 03/07/2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and his rookie partner was critically injured Friday when their patrol car collided with a big rig on a residential street. The truck driver also was injured. The county coroner's office identified the slain officer as Nicholas Choung Lee, 40.
Lee was featured in a video to 7-year-old Burrillville boy Tyler Seddon, who was honored by law enforcement from around the country Thursday after his mother posted about Tyler’s battle with cancer and his love for first-responders on Facebook.
"Nick was a great cop. His hard work, dedication and leadership helped mold young police officers into law enforcement professionals," Beck said.
Lee was training a rookie who was only three months out of the police academy when their cruiser collided with a truck hauling a trash container and carrying a Bobcat loader down a steep road, authorities said.
The TASER Foundation’s mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of local and federal law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty by providing financial and edcuational support to their families.