Trooper Troy Lynn Duncan

Trooper Troy Lynn Duncan

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Saturday, May 19, 1984

Add to My Heroes

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

aerial search

Most Recent Reflection

View all 52 Reflections

Although I only met you one time while training in Fairbanks, I knew instantly you were one of the good guys
I have visited your grave site with Trooper Jeff Hall to pay my deepest respects
Maybe one of these days we will all be together telling stories about our adventures, both on the job and off

I will be looking for you!

Mike Marrs LT, Retired
Alaska state Troopers

May 19, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.