Special Agent Duane R. Christian

Special Agent Duane R. Christian

United States Department of Commerce - Office of Security, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, April 3, 1996

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Duane R. Christian

Special Agent Duane Christian was killed in an aircraft accident in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

He was accompanying the Secretary of Commerce on a trip to Bosnia and the surrounding region when the military aircraft they were flying in crashed while approaching the airport to land. Everybody onboard the plane was killed.

Special Agent Christian had served with the Department of Commerce for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Overseas

aircraft accident

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It is hard to believe you were taken from us 26 years ago. I still remember that day as if it were today.

Know that you are loved and respected by those of us who knew and served beside you.
We all benefitted by your guidance.

I see that Joe Burns once again visited with you. Even though I am miles away, you will always be in my thoughts. The picture of you that has been on my desk while on the job has a new home on my desk at home. It will remain there until we meet again.

You are truly missed.

David Schmick, Retired Commander
Federal Protective Service, U. S. Department of Homeland Security

April 13, 2022

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