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Officer Chris Yung remembered at vigil

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Officer Chris Yung is being remembered as an outstanding member of the community and police force here in Prince William County.

It was an emotional evening as friends loved ones and colleagues gathered together in an attempt to cope with the loss.

A number of people took the mic including acting Police Chief Lieutenant Colonel Barry Barnard. Those who knew him best said officer Yung died doing what he loved. That he was passionate about being a motorcycle officer.

Yung was on his motorcycle Monday afternoon responding to a call when he was struck and killed. Police say his emergency equipment was activated --lights and siren.

But a minivan attempting to make a left turn into the shopping center at piper lane collided with him

Police say 2 off duty members of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and two citizens pulled him from the wreckage but sadly he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Officer Yung's brother Dale is also a police officer for the county. He says Chris inspired him to join the force

Officer Yung was a former Marine and a 7 year veteran of the Prince William County Police Department.

His wife is also a former officer. She and their 3 children were too distressed to attend the vigil tonight

A 69 year old woman was driving the minivan.  Neither she nor another woman in the car were injured. No word on any charges tonight.

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