Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Ching Kok "CK" Yan

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Reflections for Officer Ching Kok "CK" Yan

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Yani and the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations during this time. Thank you, Officer Yan, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

May 30, 2020

Rest in Peace Officer Yan. Thank you for your Service.
My prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Cpl. Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

May 29, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother in blue.

Supervisory CBP Officer Marecus Matthews
Customs and Border Protection

May 29, 2020

Officer Yan,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 26, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

May 26, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

May 25, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

May 25, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

May 25, 2020

Rest, brother.

Sgt Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

May 25, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 25, 2020

Rest In Peace brother.

Scott F
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

May 25, 2020

Rest in easy hero, we got it from here.

Pacheco
OFO

May 24, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest well.

In memory of Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Lee Kim

Tomoaki ”Tom” Sato

May 24, 2020

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

May 24, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Officer Yan.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

May 24, 2020

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

May 23, 2020

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle
Civilian

May 23, 2020

Rest in peace Ofc. Yan. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the CBP during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 22, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Yan. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Customs and Border Protection.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 22, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Officer Ching Kok "CK" Yan during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Officer Ching Kok "CK" Yan.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 22, 2020

May Our Lord have a special place in his Heavenly Home for Officer Yan. This terrible virus strikes everyone, even LEO's through out our country. My deepest sympathies go out to his wife and children and his department. Officer Yan, is a True Hero.

Michael T. Sullivan, Retired Patrolman,
Chicago Police Department, 9th District

May 22, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

May 22, 2020

I am sorry to learn of the passing of brother and hero in Officer Ching Kok "CK" Yan. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his family, friends and all members of the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

May 22, 2020

Rest in peace CK. It was an honor to work by your side at JFK. We will never forget you. God bless you and your family.

Officer Stephen Nethersole
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

May 22, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 21, 2020

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