A rosary service in memory of a Los Angeles Police Department officer killed in a collision last week will be conducted Wednesday evening before colleagues, friends and family members gather for a funeral service on Thursday.
The rosary service for Nicholas Choung Lee is scheduled for 7 p.m. at St. Basil Catholic Church, 3611 Wilshire Blvd. The 40-year-old department veteran died after his patrol vehicle collided with a dump truck Friday on a Beverly Hills street.
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A funeral service is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
Lee, 16-year member of the LAPD, is survived by his wife and two young daughters. He most recently was assigned to the Hollywood division, but also served in the Van Nuys and Wilshire areas.
His partner, a rookie officer, was treated for injuries at a hospital and released. The two were responding to a call near Robert Lane and Loma Vista Drive when they collided with the truck.
The intial cause of the crash might involve brake failure, police said Friday.
Due to the service and procession, street closures will be in effect Thursday in downtown Los Angeles. According to the LAPD, three streets will be closed beginning at 6:30 a.m. -- Hill Street between Ord and First streets; Temple Street between Grand Avenue and Broadway; and northbound Grand Avenue between First and Temple streets.
After the service at the cathedral, the funeral procession will travel west on Temple Street to northbound Glendale Boulevard, then north on the Glendale (2) Freeway, west on San Fernando Road and north on Glendale Avenue to the cemetery.