Police Officer’s Memorial Prominent Along Roadside
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Both the flag of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Flag are firmly attached to the roadside memorial honoring Prince William police Officer Chris Yung.
The flags were blowing proudly in the springtime sun on April 24 as part of a permanent memorial erected at the intersection of Va. 28 and Sowder Village Square just outside Manassas where Yung was killed.
The 35-year-old father of three, motorcycle police office, and U.S. Marine died on Dec. 31, 2012 while responding to a call for assistance riding his police motorcycle. A minivan on its way into the Sowder Village shopping center outside Manassas pulled into the path of Yung’s bike. The two vesicles collided and he was killed instantly.
Following his death, Yung’s family was met with an outpouring of support from the community at a memorial service at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in Dale City.
Yung was the third Prince William police officer to be killed in the line of duty. His photo hangs in a Chick-fil-A restaurant near the site of the crash, where Yung was known to frequent.