Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Chris Yung

Prince William County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, December 31, 2012

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Reflections for Police Officer Chris Yung

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 5, 2013


We spent that entire day together... up until your last moment with us. I never imagined that December 31, 2012 would be the last time we rode side by side. It was an honor to ride with you everyday. I know that you're riding next to us everywhere we go. I will never forget you.

Motor 4863 direct to Motor 4887... Rest in peace brother.

Motor Officer S.M. Gallagher
Prince William County Police Department

January 5, 2013

Chief, Know that your Dept. has lost a great person! And Know that I have been praying for you and your Dept.

Life Member
Dumfries/Triangle Rescue Squad

January 5, 2013

Officer Yung, you were a friend to our son when he joined the force. You were a credit to the department that you served. You were loving as a father and a spouse. You were a friend to those who needed one. Most importantly, you were a good and decent person who sought out what was good in this world.
May God grant you eternal rest. Shalom my friend.
Jim and Ellen

United Methodist Church

January 5, 2013

RIP PWC POLICE OFFICER CHRIS YUNG...2 years ago I was traveling down Minnieville road in My hometown of Woodbridge, and my front passenger side tire came off while I was driving. Officer Yung helped me search for the missing lug nuts along the side of the road at 11pm at night. Keep in mind it was pitch black outside and we found all 5 lug nuts. Not to sure how many people would have made that effort to help me do so. My codolences to Officer Yung's family, friends, and fellow PWC Police officers.

Steve Parker
A very appreciative PWC citizen

January 5, 2013


I wanted to take the time to say thank you to an amazing Officer, Father, Husband, Brother, and Soldier. Reading over these reflections tells a small part of your story. They also tell how many peoples lives you have made a little brighter.

To my Brothers and Sisters at PWCPD I offer my deepest condolences from myself and everyone here at Durham PD.

Ofc C.J. Wisnieski
Durham Police Dept. NC - Former PWCPD

January 5, 2013

My sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to his family, the Prince William County Police Department, and the U.S. Marine Corps for the tragic passing of Officer Yung. Having had the honor of wearing a different uniform in the past myself, I took Officer Yung's passing with deep sadness even though I didn't know him in person because I have the highest esteem for men and women in uniform and consider them family. May he rest in peace. I hope this is not inappropriate to mention on this memorial page; if you'd like to make a donation in memory of Officer Yung, you can find information on how to do this on the Prince William County Police Department website.

I.A. Zein
A very appreciative PWC citizen

January 5, 2013

Rest in peace. The thin blue line is a little thinner

Detective Richard Jones
Wiltshire police, U.K

January 5, 2013

As hard as it is, God sometimes chooses his brightest stars to be extinguished. When they are taken, it leaves the night sky darker and the burden of carrying that light relies on those remaining stars. It is from this darkness that light comes from the example set forth...and with time that light shines stronger and brighter.

Chris, your death was untimely and tragic, but through this tragedy goodness has emerged. Your unsoiled character and personification as a patriot, family man, police officer, soldier, and most importantly human being has provided the community and world with a true hero. The community's outpour of support for your sacrifice has restored our faith in them and their faith in us. You are the police officer all should strive to be like and you never lost touch of the compassion for our fellow man that we, with heavy hearts must admit, lose from time to time as law enforcement officers.

As others before me have said, we've got the watch from here did your duty. We all will miss you. God bless you, rest in peace.

Officer M. M. McCormick
Prince William County Police Department

January 5, 2013

Today we have lost another of our brothers in arms, not only in the law enforcement community but in the Marine Corps as well, "Once a Marine, Always a Marine." Walk the beat on Heaven's streets, we've got the watch from here.
Last Verse of the Marine Corps Hymn

"Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines."
Officer Chris Yung, received his orders on 12/31/2012 and has reported for Duty.

Semper Fidelis

LCPL Bryant Davis
Provost Marshall's Office, Marine Corps Base, Okinawa Japan

January 5, 2013

God Bless You Brother.

Special Agent Francis Lindenbaum (Ret.)

January 4, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you cope with the loss of an officer.
Constable Brian and Mrs. Claire Wise
Ottawa Police, Ottawa Ontario CANADA
(Former LVMPD Officer)

Ottawa Police Service

January 4, 2013

Officer Yung,

I had the honor of attending your funeral today. I arrived having never met you, but left feeling as though we had been friends. I am truly saddened that I never had the privilege of meeting you.

This afternoon, as everyone stood at attention as you were brought from the church, a lone bald eagle soared directly over you, the church, and the honor guards. As if on cue, at that very moment the U.S. Marine Corps conducted your 3-volley salute. It was as if the eagle, the symbol of our great country, was there to guide you home. I don't know how many other people noticed this, but it is something I will never, ever forget.

With much respect and eternal thanks for your service,
-Chris Cosgriff

Chris Cosgriff
Founder & Executive Director
Officer Down Memorial Page

January 4, 2013

Sincere condolences to all those touched by Officer Yung, a sad loss for Prince William County

Deputy Sheriff Lisa Patton (RET)
Fairfax County Sheriff's office

January 4, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother...Your service will not be forgotten.

Ofc Booher
Washington D.C Metropolitan Police Department, 6th District

January 4, 2013

I had the pleasure of serving with Sgt, Yung in Iraq in 2003. He was an exceptional Marine and set a good example for others to follow. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family. Semper Fi Marine.

Sgt. Alex Charlanow

January 4, 2013

Officer Yung,
You were a model for not only your fellow officers and leaders but for the people you served as well. You will be forever held in high regard with everyone that knew you. We will all miss you so very much. I feel that I can speak for everyone of the PWCPD, in that your family, immediate and extended, will be taken care of so that you may rest in peace. Keep the angels in line until back-up arrives or until we meet again...
Motor 4887 you are clear for 10-42...Godspeed.

Sergeant Ray Hyatt (C-Central)
Prince William County Police Department

January 4, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Yung, his police family at PWCPD and all the friends and family of Officer Yung.

Rest in peace brother in blue. God Bless you.

Pfc. Tiffany Whitmire

January 4, 2013

The Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 53, would like to honor the life and memory of Officer Chris Yung. Thank you for your seven years of service. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family he leaves behind. Thank you, and may you rest in peace.

Recruit Frederick Warfield
Saratoga Springs Police Department

January 4, 2013

Thank you for your service to all of those in our community. Your family, friends and colleagues are in our prayers. May these prayers bring you all the peace that passes all understanding and raise you up in this time of loss.

R.W. Dougherty
Community Member

January 4, 2013


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


Author Unknown

Rest in Peace, Motorman…

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

January 4, 2013

Thank you for your dedicated service to our county and to our Country Brother! Semper Fi Marine! May you watch over us from up above at God's headquarters! I pray for your family and friends they will have the strength to carry on with your light in their souls.

Cpl Balla, Charles
United States Marine Corps

January 4, 2013

We mourn alongside PWCPD the loss of one of our community’s finest.

Prof. Daniel McKenna
Dept. Head, School of Criminal Justice, ECPI University, NoVa Campus

January 4, 2013

Thank you for your service and dedication Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 4, 2013

R.I.P Officer Yung!!

I never knew him personally but my heart and soul goes out to his family and co-workers.

Karen, Australian Civilian

January 4, 2013

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