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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Duane, You are never forgotten and we will always remember you and honor your memory. You have been gone for 27 years now and this day never gets easier. I visited you and your son Marc near you today. Rest easy my brother. I retired at the end of 2022 and I reflect that I owe a lot of my career success to your mentorship in those early years. Thank you my friend. Tomorrow on April 3rd you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers constantly along with the rest of the commerce crew who perish that day.

John 15:13- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Joseph Burns, Retired Director of Security

April 2, 2023

Joseph Burns

April 2, 2023

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