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

Trooper

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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Trooper Duncan,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. Also please forgive me for misspelling your name here last year when I left a reflection for you.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow former Marine/LEO

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 19, 2015

 

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