Officer CK Yan died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the International Mail Facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, New York.
Officer Yan had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.