In Memory of Officer Nick Uva

Colleague, Friend, Husband, Father, Grandfather, no matter what your connection, you were proud to be in his company. To those of you who knew him, we know you are grateful for your life with Nick, and we feel fortunate to have known him.

I first met Nick over the telephone.  He was offering helpful information from his involvement with the Gary Freeland Benefit Ride and the Danny Faulkner Run, a memorial run for a slain Philadelphia Police Officer.  From the first time we had spoken I could sense the passion he put into everything he did.  He would always be encouraging and ready to get into the middle of things.  He made friends of everyone he met. But this was only a part of his personality. He had a way of making the joys of life contagious. We remember especially his help with The Officer Naim Memorial Event.

The organizers of The Officer Naim Memorial Run were saddened to hear of Nick’s tragic and untimely death. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.  He was a real leader and served as an example to all of us. We will always admire the way he helped others and his willingness to get involved in worthwhile projects.

At the Officer Naim Memorial Run he could be heard over the bullhorn selling tickets, making announcements and keeping the action moving. He was no stranger to leadership, a veteran City Of Pittsburgh Police Officer, an officer in the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, and support of The Officer Naim Memorial Event will long be remembered; he could be called upon to function in any capacity. 

Nick’s place in the motorcycling community will be sorely missed by us as well as by his numerous friends.  We share with others this tragic loss.

Nick will always be remembered as a good friend, family man and his passion and hard work supporting a worthy cause.  His wife Lisa had requested at the time of his death that anyone wishing to perpetuate his memory to make a contribution to The Officer Naim Memorial Run.  To all who honored her desire, we thank you.  In doing so you have not only honored Nick but will have the satisfaction of knowing that his memory will live on through educational opportunities by way of the Officer Naim Scholarship Fund.

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