Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Prince William County Police officer died on New Years Eve. As part of Police Week in Washington, Patch takes a deeper look at police fatalities.
Prince William County Police Officer Chris Yung 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. He's one of 127 officers who died in 2012 and are being recognized this week. From postal inspectors to small-town sheriffs, Congress has dedicated the week of May 15 to honoring America's law enforcement officers, especially those killed in the line of duty, each year. While the number of officers killed in the line of duty has fallen since the 1970s (see our graphic, above), more officers have been killed so far in 2013 than the same time last year, according to a report by the Law …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Some 1,700 people -- family, friends, policemen and policewomen -- arrive at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial by bike to join thousands of others honoring fallen officers in Washington, D.C.
Led by a caravan of motorcycle cops, an estimated 1,700 people arrived at the national police memorial on their bikes Sunday, part of a week-long series of events to honor more than 19,000 officers lost in the line of duty. The motorcyclists and bicyclists rode beside each other and behind each other, into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and between two 304-foot marble walls etched with the names of officers lost. Among the 321 newly etched names for the 2013 ceremony were three officers from Virginia: Prince William County Officer Chris Yung, killed on New Year's Eve 2012; Alexandria Police Officer Morton Marshall Ford III, who died in 2011 from complications caused by his shooting in 1974; and Virginia State Trooper Andrew…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Visitors gather for National Police Week to honor the fallen, including Prince William County Officer Chris Yung, Alexandria Officer Morton Marshall Ford III and Virginia State Trooper Andrew David Fox.
Thousands of people began flowing Saturday into Washington, D.C., for National Police Week, filling a sacred section of the Northwest portion of the capital and the national memorial honoring fallen officers. Prince William County Officer Chris Yung, killed on New Year's Eve 2012, is among those who will be honored, his name freshly etched into one of the two 304-foot-long marble walls that are now part of the living National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Alexandria Police Officer Morton Marshall Ford III is now on the wall, too, with Virginia State Trooper Andrew David Fox. The names of more than 19,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty are etched into those walls. This year, 321 were added. The curving blue-gray …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A memorial and tribute service will take place on May 9, at Potomac Senior High School.
Prince William County will honor local law enforcement officials who died in the line of duty during a candlelight vigil May 9. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, takes place just before the start of National Police Week. It starts at 7 p.m. at Potomac Senior High School, 3401 Panther Pride Drive, Dumfries.
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 …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Event at Freedom High School raising money for family of officer killed in Manassas wreck.
Prince William County Schools' basketball stars will be competing Tuesday night for a good cause — supporting the family of a fallen Prince William County Police officer. Hoops Fest 18 is an annual fundraiser spotlighting the top basketball talent in the school division in several individual and team competitions. Admission is $10, with proceeds supporting the family of officer Chris Yung. Yung died in the line of duty on Dec. 31 in a Manassas car accident. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Freedom High School, 15201 Neabsco Mills Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Prince William Today. A post at InsideNova.com has more on the history of the event and an interview with Freedom High School athletic director Bobbi Dewitt…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Margaret Luecke, of Gainesville, is set for a two-day jury trial in July.
A grand jury has indicted a Gainesville woman on reckless driving charges in connection to the accident that ended the life of Prince William County Police Officer Chris Yung. Insidenova.com reported Friday afternoon that Margaret Luecke, 69, of Gainesville, was driving the Dodge Caravan that allegedly pulled out in front of Yung's motorcycle Dec. 31. Yung, 35, was driving his motorcycle to a traffic accident. Authorities said that he was driving through a green light on Nokesville Road in Bristow, with his sirens and lights on, when a 2001 Dodge Caravan crossed into his path. The grand jury indicted Leuecke on Feb. 4, according to court records. During an interview with Patch on Thursday, new Police Chief Steve Hudson said he expected…
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 …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The flags were lowered without the permission of the governor or the U.S. President.
Prince William County officials said the Virginia state flag and the U.S. flag were both lowered to half-staff in memory of a deceased Prince William County officer. Though the county executive office gave the order to lower the county flag in light of Prince William County Officer Chris Yung's Dec. 31 death, at some county buildings, all the flags were apparently lowered, Jason Grant, spokesman for Prince William County, said. "With the timing being during a holiday, there were staff who were unfamiliar with the policies and lowered all flags initially. That was corrected later," Grant wrote in an email. The issue of the lowered flags was addressed on Jan. 2, when staff returned to offices after the holiday, he added. Only the president …
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.