Prince William County Officer Dies in Line of Duty

The officer died in a crash on Nokesville Road, near the Super Target.

A young Prince William County Police officer died Monday in a crash on Nokesville Road.

Chris Yung, 35, a seven-year employee of the department, was assigned to the traffic division and was traveling on his motorcycle to another incident just after 2 p.m. when the crash happened. 

The driver of a mini-van was traveling north on Nokesville Road and made a left hand turn into the Super Target shopping center into the officer's path, who was traveling south on the roadway.

Yung was transported to a local hospital, where he later died, Prince William County Police spokesman Jonathan Perok said.

No one else was injured in the crash.

Acting Prince William County Police Chief Lt. Col. Barry Barnard asks for the public's thoughts and prayers as the department copes with the loss of a colleague and friend.

It is not immediately clear if the driver of the minivan will be charged in the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

Leave your condolences for Officer Chris Yung's family in the commenting section.

A Fallen Officers Surviving Child January 05, 2013 at 03:24 AM
In addition to my last post I reguest the Patch remove the negative things on here. The family and friends do not need to be seeing all that at a time like this.
sandy January 05, 2013 at 08:29 AM
I meant officer yung when he was a rookie.he helped me when i was at my witts end with my son.My son had stole my vehicle and officer yung was there to help.when my son was into trouble and running away from a group home officer yung was there.Not to press charges all he ever did was talk to my son,as well as me.He gave me words of encouragement.Officer yung said just be patient and he will outgrow the rebellious stage.Show him love and he will be fine.Officer yung talked to my son many times not always because he was called out but because he came by just to check on him and talk.He was more of a father than my sons own Father.He wasnt just a cop but a lovely,caring, sweet man.He cared about the people in his community and cared about people period.My heart goes out to Officer Yung's Family.I am truly sorry for your loss.R.I.P. Officer Yung.
sandy January 05, 2013 at 08:35 AM
You are an ass and should be banned fron this site
sandy January 05, 2013 at 08:41 AM
I agree.Some comments should be removed.Officer Yung's family doesn't need to see racist remarks and bad talking.The comments shouldnt have been approved.
Brenda Chunik January 08, 2013 at 08:38 PM
Brenda I would like to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of a Great Man. It's times like this that we wonder, why? Why would the good Lord take such a decent, kind human being from us. A wonderful son, brother, husband, father, and uncle. To this question, we will more than likely never have an answer. Just take comfort in the fact that he died doing what he loved, trying to help other people. I have a brother who has worked with the Sheriff's Office for 30+ years, I know the risks that these officers take on a daily basis. I also have a brother-in-law who was with the police department as a motorcycle officer. He was almost killed while carrying out his duties as the "leap frog" officer during a little girl's funeral procession, on a day that he wasn't even supposed to be working, but he felt it was his duty since he worked the accident in which the child died. He too was struck by a car pulling out of a side street. We were fortunate enough not to lose him , however, his life was forever changed. He was never been able to return to the work he loved so much. Sure, he was offered a desk job, but that was not where his passion laid. For those of you who believe that these men and women are in this line of work just for the money, think again. Please be more aware of your surroundings when driving, listen for those sirens, remember Officer Yung was trying his best to get to the accident victims who needed his help. RIP - Officer Chris Yung (you have made a difference)


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