Detectives' Endowment Association, Inc. — Paul DiGiacomo, President

The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Kenny Fung

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 3152

Command: 072 Pct.

Date of Death: 01/13/1997

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Kenny Fung was appointed to the Force on January 26, 1981.  He was promoted to Detective on March 10, 1989.


On January 13,1997, while assigned to the 72 Squad, Det. Fung and a partner, Det. Hector Rivera, were in Puerto Rico to apprehend two suspects wanted in a New York City homicide.  At approximately 1900 hours, Fung passed out and was rushed to the hospital where he expired.  It was determined he suffered a heart attack, and his death was deemed in the line of duty.


Det. Fung’s son, Kenneth Fung Jr., now an NYPD Detective, proudly wears his father’s shield.

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