KOREATOWN (CBSLA.com) — The widow of an LAPD officer killed when his patrol car collided with a truck in Beverly Hills shared her grief with CBS2 on Thursday.
Nicholas Lee, 40, was killed on March 7th. He and his new partner were in a cruiser when their car was hit by an out-of-control truck. He died at the scene.
Lee was a 16-year-veteran. He left behind a wife and two young daughters.
CBS2’s Rachel Kim interviewed his grieving widow at the home the couple shared.
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“He was my best friend,” said Cathy Lee, “and my soul mate and I’m going to miss him. I miss him terribly.”
The couple was married for 13 years.
She is now faced with going on alone.
“He was a wonderful husband,” she says, “A very caring husband. He was a wonderful, dedicated father.”
Lee also says her husband was dedicated to his work.
“He loved being a police officer. He enjoyed going to work every day. Honestly, I thought he was invincible. I thought nothing would happen to him.”
She adds that his loss has only recently sunk in.
“It’s just sunk in slowly. He was my whole world. My world turned upside down that day.”
Lee says she struggled to tell the couple’s children about the tragedy.
“I told them, something happened to daddy. I said he’s no longer with us and he’s up in Heaven. And he is our angel.”
She is keeping positive for her children.
“What makes me go ahead with life is my two daughters. I have to stay strong and show them we can do this,” Cathy said.
Friday morning, Lee’s memorial star will be unveiled in Hollywood.