Police Officer Russell Lowell Duncan

Police Officer Russell Lowell Duncan

Apache Junction Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, November 9, 1983

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Russell Lowell Duncan

Police Officer Duncan was accidentally shot and killed during a training exercise.

Officer Duncan was posing as a suspect during a felony stop and arrest exercise. The officer making the arrest was using his duty weapon, which had not been properly cleared prior to the training.

Officer Duncan had served with the agency for 6-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years, 6 months
  • Badge 19

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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I do not know Mr. Duncan but from what I can tell he was a very amazing man. I am not quite sure if anyone will read this but if someone were to stumble upon it I hope it be one of his daughters or wife. My name is Stephanie and I am a Justice Studies major through the School od social transformation at ASU & I recently received a scholarship from the " Russell L Duncan Memorial Golf Classic and I just wanted to thank all the staff & especially Mr Duncan himself for creating such long lasting friendships with people who speak so highly of him and made this happen for me as well. I am beyond thankful.

Stephanie M

March 24, 2018

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