Sergeant David C. Churchill

Sergeant David C. Churchill

Alaska State Troopers - Fish and Wildlife Protection, Alaska

End of Watch Wednesday, September 16, 1998

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David C. Churchill

Sergeant David Churchill suffered a heart attack and died while hiking up a mountain to check on a hunting party.

Sergeant Churchill was with National Park Service rangers during the search. After he collapsed, they began CPR, and he was then flown to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He had served with the Alaska State Troopers - Fish and Wildlife Protection for 12 years and had just been promoted to Sergeant that month. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

search and rescue

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Sgt. Churchill,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Alaska. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 16, 2023

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