Fundraiser held for the family of Ofc. Chris Yung
As family and friends remember a Prince William County police officer killed in the line of duty, community leaders helped organize a fundraiser at Freedom High School in Woodbridge.
Basketball players from around the county showcased their shooting and dunking prowess Tuesday night during a skills competition called "Hoops Fest". But the high-spirited event was about more than athleticism. All the proceeds went to the family of Ofc. Chris Yung.
Yung was killed on Dec. 31 while responding to an accident. Authorities say the driver of a mini van pulled right in front of him.
"I hope they raise a lot of money today, because it is sad that they did lose their dad," said Manassas resident Miranda Davis.
The gym was also filled with police officers, including one of the motorcycle officer's best friends, Prince William County Police Sgt. David Burghart.
"He touched everybody he came in contact with, and that's not an exaggeration. He really did," Burghart added.
Now the department and Yung's family are left with a deep and painful void. But nights like this remind them why Yung signed up for public service in the first place - to give back to a caring community.
"You're always raised to give…," organizer Gary Worthman said. "...everybody give."