Correction Officer Kenny Michael Duncan

Correction Officer Kenny Michael Duncan

New York City Department of Correction, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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Kenny Michael Duncan

Correction Officer Kenneth Duncan was shot and killed while taking police action in an off-duty incident.

Correction Officer Kenny Duncan was in his driveway with a friend, working on his motorcycles, when two males approached. One male asked if the bikes were for sale, and Officer Duncan informed the males that they were not. The suspect replied that they would just take them and drew a firearm. Officer Duncan drew his off-duty weapon and identified himself as a corrections officer. The suspect opened fire, striking the officer once in the face. Officer Duncan was able to return fire but did not hit the suspects.

The wounded officer was transported to Brookdale Hospital, where he died.

The main suspect in the murder of Officer Duncan was shot and killed in Georgia by members of the Henry County Police Department in December 2008 after he fired at officers who attempted to arrest him after he car-jacked a man.

Officer Duncan was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the New York City Department of Correction for 17 years. He is survived by his two children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed in Georgia

off duty, robbery

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I knew Kenny from Junior’s where i worked and he was an exceptionally kind person who made me feel as if I knew him my entire life. At his funeral, one of the three men of faith presiding looked over the packed church, which was SRO, and as he smiled he said, “I know Kenny touched each and everyone of you in someway for you to have come here today.” And he was certainly right. I didn't know Kenny for very many years, less than ten, but his kindness and humanity just radiated and I truly felt it, heand for that I feel blessed and grateful that he touched my life. The world is a better place because he was here.

Tim Elliot Dorian
Former Juniors employee.

July 17, 2023

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