Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Officer Chris Yung's family and members of the Prince William County Police Department gathered in Washington, D.C. to unveil his name written on the memorial wall.
Officers from the Prince William County Police Department gathered in Washington, D.C. on a drizzly Tuesday morning to honor Prince William County Police Officer Chris Yung, who died while responding to an incident on New Year's Eve. Yung's name was added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, alongside 19,000 other officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The names of 319 other fallen law enforcement officers will be added to the memorial this spring, which include 120 officers who died in 2012. More photos from the ceremony are posted on the Prince William County Police Department's Facebook page. National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson, who was shot and killed by a gunman on in Washington, was also honored at the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Yung's family was present at the capital as Del. Jackson Miller introduced a resolution in his honor.
The Virginia General Assembly this week passed a resolution honoring Prince William County Police Officer Chris Yung, who died in the line of duty on New Year's Eve. With Yung's family by his side at a ceremony Wednesday, Del. Jackson Miller (R-50th district), a former Prince William County police officer, spoke before the House of Delegates on Monday about Yung and the resolution. H.R. 123 (and S.J. 332) honors Yung's life and service to the Commonwealth. It is also patroned by another former Prince William officer, Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-17th district). "Your daddy was a hero," Miller told Christopher, Clayton and Paige, the officer's young children. Click here to read the full text of the resolution. According to authorites, Yung was …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Prince William County Police Department has asked the public to come forward with any information they may have.
Prince William County Police are looking for witnesses to the Dec. 31 crash that ended in the death of Officer Chris Yung. Yung was on his way to another traffic accident when a 2001 Dodge Caravan crossed in front of him on Nokesville Road, investigators said. Authorities said that Yung was traveling through a green light, and had his siren and lights on when he was hit. He died at a local hospital. The incident is still under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the crash should contact the department's communications center at 703-792-6500. Click here to read more about Officer Yung.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Thousands attended the funeral service Friday for Officer Chris Yung, who died in the line of duty early this week.
After tearful goodbyes Friday morning, thousands of onlookers watched as Honor Guards marched by the Hylton Memorial Chapel, a bagpiper played "Taps" and United States Marines fired their guns. Then, Prince William County bid a final farewell to an officer who by all accounts, was one of its finest. Countless officers and firefighters from jurisdictions all over Virginia raised their hands in a salute as a dispatch operator's voice sounded over the speakers: "Prince William calling motor 4887. This is the final call for motor 4887. Officer Chris Yung, end of watch, December 31, 2012. May you rest in peace. Prince William clear. 1202." Officer Chris Yung was officially cleared from duty. Yung, 35, died Dec. 31 in the line of duty as he …
Thousands gathered at the Hylton Memorial Chapel and along the procession route to honor the late officer Chris Yung, who died in a traffic accident while responding to a call Dec. 31.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
In lieu of attending the funeral service for Officer Chris Yung, the Prince William County Police have asked that the public line the streets for his funeral procession.
The funeral of Prince William County Police Officer Chris Yung, who died in the line of duty earlier this week, is scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. The service is open to the public, but the Prince William County Police Department asks that the public instead line the roads by the procession to show their support. The procession will begin at the Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Gideon Drive, Woodbridge, after the service ends around noon. The procession route is as follows: Yung's viewing service is open to the public from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Hylton Memorial Chapel.
Patch readers posted their condolences for the family of the late Officer Chris Yung, the Prince William County Police Department and others affected by his recent death.
On Dec. 31, Officer Chris Yung became the third officer in the history of the Prince William County Police Department to die in the line of duty. Yung was passing through a green light on Nokesville Road in Bristow, with his sirens and lights on, when the driver of a Dodge Caravan made a left turn and hit his motorcycle, authorities said. He died later at a local hospital. Patch readers immediately posted words of condolences to Yung's family and members of the police department. M.L. Young: My heart goes out to Officer Yung's family. I had the chance to work with Officer Yung at a Prince William County school when we needed someone who could translate Korean into English. He was a pleasure to work with that day and was of great …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Officer Chris Yung, who died in a fiery car crash Monday, was driving through a green light when another driver crashed into his motorcycle, Prince William County Police said.
Prince William County Officer Chris Yung was driving through a green light on his motorcycle and had his sirens and lights on when he was fatally struck by another driver Monday afternon, investigators have confirmed. Two off-duty members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and two other citizens pulled Yung from the fiery crash that ensued at 2:04 p.m. They administered CPR until Prince William County Fire and Rescue personnel were able to transport Yung to a hospital, where he died. Yung was an officer with the department for seven years. He was assigned to the Traffic Unit as a motorcycle officer. He previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is survived by his wife, three children and other family members. Yung was …
Monday, December 31, 2012
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 …