Chief of Police Daniel Kim Duncan

Chief of Police Daniel Kim Duncan

Lake Oswego Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Daniel Kim Duncan

Chief Daniel Duncan suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a call in the Lake Oswego Municipal Court Building.

Chief Duncan was in a meeting in the building when he heard officers dispatched to the location to apprehend a woman who was to be taken into custody and was a flight risk. Chief Duncan and the officers he was meeting with, ran down three flights of stairs and across the building to the scene to assist with the apprehension.

After clearing the scene, Chief Duncan stated he was feeling ill and was going home to take a nap. He went to bed later that night and passed away in his sleep.

Chief Duncan had served with the Lake Oswego Police Department for 25 years and had previously served with the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He passed away six days before his retirement from the Lake Oswego Police Department.

He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge 2L100

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 5, 2018

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