Hero Down: U.S. CBP Officer Ching Kok 'CK' Yan Succumbs To Coronavirus
Brooklyn, NY – United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer Ching Kok “CK” Yan died on May 16, following a battle against COVID-19.
The 54-year-old officer worked his final shift on April 22, the CBP said in a press release on Wednesday.
Officer Yan was placed on sick leave on April 26, after he began experiencing chills and a fever.
He was admitted to Maimonides Medical Center on May 3, where he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Officer Yan remained hospitalized as his condition deteriorated over the course of the following two weeks.
He succumbed to his illness on May 16.
Officer Yan joined the CBP in April of 2007, and was assigned to the International Mail Facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, according to his department.
Prior to his 13 years of service with the CBP, Officer Yan served four years as a Transportation Security Administration screener.
Officer Yan leaves behind his wife and his four children, ages 17, 12, 11, and nine.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of United States Customs and Border Protection Officer Ching Kok “CK” Yan, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.