The DEA Honor Roll
Official Line of Duty Deaths
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.