Trooper Troy Lynn Duncan

Trooper Troy Lynn Duncan

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 1984

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Troy Lynn Duncan

Trooper Troy Duncan was shot and killed as he and other members of his SERT team searched for a serial killer who had killed more than 12 people.

Spotters in a fixed-wing airplane had located the suspect in a wooded area and two helicopters carrying SERT members were dispatched to the scene. As the helicopter carrying Trooper Duncan hovered approximately 15 feet above the ground, the suspect moved to within 50 feet of the aircraft and opened fire, striking the trooper.

A fellow officer returned fire with an AR-15, fatally wounding the suspect.

Trooper Duncan was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect was a former marksman for the U.S. Army and had helicopter training.

Trooper Duncan was a US Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 3 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Troy was such an amazing man, a dedicated Alaska State Trooper and I'm proud to say, a friend of mine. He was quick to volunteer his help and compassionate to the end. I can still hear his voice and see his smile when he left that fateful morning, saying he'd see us when they got back. Miss him but know he's watching over us.

Kristi Cooper, Dispatcher
Alaska State Troopers

May 20, 2019

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