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Memorial service announced for LAPD officer in Beverly Hills crash

An LAPD police cruiser is seen after it was smashed up by a dump truck in Beverly Hills on Friday, March 7, 2014.
March 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Funeral arrangements for a fallen Los Angeles police officer who died in an accident in Beverly Hills were announced Monday, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.

A rosary service for Nicholas Choung Lee, 40, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Basil Catholic Church on Wilshire Boulevard.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, a memorial service will be held at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Temple Street.

Lee and his partner were traveling in their patrol car when they collided with a truck hauling a trash container at the intersection of Loma Vista Drive and Robert Lane on Friday morning. The patrol car was nearly demolished and Lee was killed on impact. Authorities said the truck may have lost its brakes.

The rookie female officer was taken to the hospital and was released on Saturday. Her name has not been released.

Lee was a highly respected and much-honored member of the Los Angeles Police Department. He was the first LAPD officer killed in the line of duty since 2008.

A 16-year veteran member of the police force, Lee leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.

You can watch the funeral for Officer Lee streaming live on ABC7.com and on our mobile apps beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday.


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