Vigil honors police officer; no charges yet
Location: Target parking lot, 9900 Sowder Village Sq, Bristow
Time: 7:30pm, tonight
Police have invited the community to help honor and remember Officer Chris Yung tonight in the parking lot of Target. They would like to join together to reflect and comfort all those affected by this great loss.
All are welcome to attend.
Please bring your own candle.
Warm beverages will be provided.
Police have identified the driver as a 69 year old woman of Gainesville. No charges have been filed.
Line of Duty Death - On December 31st at 2:04PM, a Prince William County police officer was involved in a crash at the intersection of Nokesville Rd and Piper Ln in Bristow while responding to a separate crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a mini-van was making 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. The officer was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported. The crash investigation is continuing. More information will be release when available and we respectively ask for your patience during this time.
Acting Chief Barnard asks for the public's thoughts and prayers as the department copes with the loss of a colleague and friend.
The officer has been identified as Officer Chris Yung, 35
Officer Yung was on the department for 7 years and was assigned to the Traffic Unit as a motorcycle officer