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Prince William County police officer dies following traffic crash; funeral arrangements set

December 31, 2012 | Virginia News

News Image The VACP requests that Va. law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Officer Chris Yung through the day of his funeral — Friday, January 4.

Our sincerest condolences to Officer Yung's family and friends and to the Prince William County Police Department.


Funeral Arrangements

The arrangements for the viewing and service for Officer Chris Yung have been finalized. They are open to the public.

Public Viewing
Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 1800 to 2100 hours
Hylton Memorial Chapel
14640 Potomac Mills Road 
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1000 hours
Hylton Memorial Chapel

Private Family Burial

Donations in memory of Officer Yung may be sent to:

Prince William County Police Department
The Office of the Chief of Police (MC475)
1 County Complex Court
Prince William, VA 22192
ATTN: Kisha Williams

Checks should be written to: Prince William County Police Department
The memo line should read: In memory of Officer Chris Yung

All funds collected will be sent to Law Enforcement United in memory of Officer Yung.


On December 31st at 2:04 p.m., Prince William County Police Officer Chris Yung, 35, was involved in a crash at the intersection of Nokesville Rd and Piper Ln in Bristow (20136) while responding to a separate crash at Fauquier Dr and Reid Ln. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2001 Dodge Caravan made a left hand turn from northbound Nokesville Rd into the shopping center crossing in front of the officer who was traveling southbound on Nokesville Rd. Officer Yung was on his department motorcycle with the emergency equipment activated, including lights and siren. As a result of the crash, the van and motorcycle caught fire.

Two off-duty members of the Fairfax County Department of Fire and Rescue and 2 additional citizens were able to pull Officer Yung from the fire and began to administer CPR. Fire and Rescue personnel responded and transported the officer to an area hospital where he died. At the time of the crash, the traffic signal for Nokesville Rd at the intersection was green, permitting northbound and southbound traffic to flow. The driver, a 69-year-old woman of Gainesville, and passenger, a 47-year-old woman of Gainesville, inside the van were not injured. The investigation continues.

The Prince William County police department would like to recognize the Virginia State Police, Prince William County Sheriff’s Office, Manassas City Police Department, and the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue for their assistance, and also the citizens who risked their own lives to help. This is the department’s 3rd line of duty death since the department’s founding in 1970.

Officer Yung served in the United States Marine Corps and has been a member of the police department for 7 years. He was currently assigned to the Traffic Unit as a motorcycle officer. Officer Yung is survived by his wife, 3 children and additional family.

Acting Chief Barry Barnard continues to ask for the public’s thoughts and prayers as the department copes with the loss of a colleague and friend.