Patrolman Eddie Ray Duncan

Patrolman Eddie Ray Duncan

Charleston Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, June 26, 1981

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Eddie Ray Duncan

Patrolman Eddie Duncan and Lieutenant Delbert Roush were shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on U.S. 60, near I-64, at approximately 3:00 am.

Lieutenant Roush was on his lunch break and had gone to backup Patrolman Duncan when the shooting occurred.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder, and received two life sentences.

Patrolman Duncan had served with the Charleston Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

traffic stop

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I remember talking to Eddie. Whether it was out on the street or whenever he came in the jail with a prisoner we would chat. I will never forget the night he was killed. Myself along with about 150 other police officers were out till the suspect was apprehended.

GD Pauley
Former Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff

December 3, 2020

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