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Trooper Troy Lynn Duncan | Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Alaska State Troopers, Alaska


Troy Lynn Duncan

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch: Saturday, May 19, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Trooper Troy Duncan was shot and killed as he and other members of his SERT team searched for a serial killer who had killed more than 12 people.

Spotters in a fixed-wing airplane had located the suspect in a wooded area and two helicopters carrying SERT members were dispatched to the scene. As the helicopter carrying Trooper Duncan hovered approximately 15 feet above the ground, the suspect moved to within 50 feet of the aircraft and opened fire, striking the trooper.

A fellow officer returned fire with an AR-15, fatally wounding the suspect.

Trooper Duncan was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect was a former marksman for the U.S. Army and had helicopter training.

Trooper Duncan was a US Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 3 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Troy -- it's been 32 years today and I still think about you.

You were a rookie trooper when I was a rookie assistant d.a. in Fairbanks and we tried a lot of your DUI cases together. We never lost a single one. It was because you were always fair, professional, and polite, and juries could see it.

I know I never convinced you that it wasn't me you saw driving a Saab around a corner on two wheels one time when you were off-duty, but I swear it wasn't me. I had a Dodge Dart.

Thanks always for your service, and rest in peace, my friend. You are remembered.

Mike McLaughlin. Asst. Attorney General
State of Alaska, Department of Law
May 19, 2016


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