Hal Collier was on the case: last week, he sent me some very moving photos of LAPD Officer Nicholas Choung Lee’s funeral (–yes, Hal knew him). As in the case of retired cops, Hal got them from a friend; the friend from a friend of a friend. It took some doing, but Hal was a diligent detective. That’s about the only thing he didn’t do at LAPD, right? But he proved himself here and was able to track down the owner of the photos, ask and receive permission to post them here. I ask that they not be re-used without the permission of the owner, Mike Nelson. Contact me if you need his address.
On March 7th, 2014, Police Officer Nicholas Lee was killed when his patrol car collided with a commercial vehicle at the intersection of Loma Vista Drive and Robert Lane, in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles.
He and an officer he was training were responding to a call when the patrol car collided with the truck carrying a roll-off dumpster at approximately 8:00 am. The other officer and truck driver both suffered critical injuries.
Officer Lee had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Mike Nelson’s photos are below: