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 Apache Junction Police Department 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)

accidental discharge

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RIP sir.

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