Alexandria, Prince William residents step up to help fallen police officers and their families


The motorcycle of Alexandria police Officer Peter Laboy was on display outside a fundraiser for him and his family on Sunday at the Virtue Feed and Grain restaurant. The event raised $75,000 for Laboy. (Jim Craige Photography/Alexandria Police Association)

Officer Chris Yung of the Prince William County Police Department. (Courtesy Prince William County Police)

On Tuesday night, Freedom High School in Woodbridge held its annual Hoops Fest in honor of Officer Yung, and will provide the proceeds to Yung’s family. The event raises thousands of dollars annually for Prince William residents in need. Yung, like Laboy a motorcycle officer, was headed to an emergency call when a minivan pulled in front of him.

Fairfax Officer Dinh’s case has not received as much attention, but his cruiser was crushed and he was trapped in his car after a collision on Little River Turnpike which killed the other driver. The local Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Fairfax is raising funds to help Dinh and his family with his recovery, and more details are available here.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.
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