Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Duane R. Christian

United States Department of Commerce - Office of Security, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, April 3, 1996

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Reflections for Special Agent Duane R. Christian

Duane,

It is hard to believe you were taken from us 26 years ago. I still remember that day as if it were today.

Know that you are loved and respected by those of us who knew and served beside you.
We all benefitted by your guidance.

I see that Joe Burns once again visited with you. Even though I am miles away, you will always be in my thoughts. The picture of you that has been on my desk while on the job has a new home on my desk at home. It will remain there until we meet again.

You are truly missed.

David Schmick, Retired Commander
Federal Protective Service, U. S. Department of Homeland Security

April 13, 2022

Duane,

Once again the trek was made to your graveside yesterday. You are will NEVER be forgotten by those of us who knew you, loved you and were proud that you were by our side day in and day on on protection details. Know you are remembered and your sacrifice never forgotten.

Joseph Burns
S/A and Director of Security

April 4, 2022

Agent Christian,
On today, the 26th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 3, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 3, 2021

Duane, I have to leave this reflection tdoay...it will be too hard after April 3rd. You are never forgotten and we will always remember you and honor your memory. You have been gone for 25 years now and this day never gets easier. I promise I will visit your son Marc near you this weekend. Rest easy my brother.

John 15:13- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Joseph Burns, Special Agent in Charge/Director of Security

April 1, 2021

Joseph Burns, Director of Security

April 1, 2021

We missed going to your grave site this year due to stay at home orders and COVID. We plan to go out perhaps on your birthday. You are never forgotten my friend. Rest easy "DC" and know that you are loved and missed 24 years later.

Joseph Burns

June 17, 2020

Thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

April 3, 2020

Rest in peace Special Agent Christian.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 17, 2020

We visited you again this year on April 3, 2019. You are never forgotten Duane. After 23 years, you are still loved and missed my friend. It was harder to go this year with Marc buried so close to you. Rest easy "DC"

Joseph Burns
Special Agent/Director of Security

May 8, 2019

JR and I were there on on April 3rd 2018 to remember you and honor your memory....now 22 years gone.

John 15:13- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Joseph Burns, Special Agent in Charge

June 6, 2018

DC,

JR and I were there on Monday 4-3-17 to remember you and honor your memory. Its been 21 years my brother...rest in peace and keep watch for us...

John 15:13- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Special Agent Joseph Burns

April 5, 2017

Duane, They had a 20 year remembrance on 4-5-16 at Main Commerce. There were five former OSY agents there to remember you and Secretary Brown and that fateful day of 4-3-96.

You were a husband, brother, dad, and good friend. We are left to reflect 20 years later on what your life might have been like if that day had not happened. I honor your memory and your ultimate sacrifice made in service to your country. Rest in peace my brother until we meet again...and know that you are loved and missed.

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.

Special Agent Joseph Burns

April 5, 2016

Wars come and go, but my solders (Special Agent

Duane R. Christian), they remain eternal. RIP Sir.

Quote from 2 Pac

A. Murphy

April 3, 2016

Special Agent Christian, the anniversary of your tragic death is approaching and I want to say thank you for your service to this nation.

It is always so touching to see reflections left by family and friends and it reinforces the belief that, so long as you are kept in heart and mind, you're never truly gone. It is also apparent that you were much loved and admired.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 18, 2016

Duane you always had a special place to me, not just a brother in law but as a true brother, friend. I loved our conversations and when I make devil eggs even now I think of you. There is not a time something won't remind me of you. I miss your smile and your laughter so much. Thank you God for allowing him in my life and the life of my children. Peace.

Karen Armstrong C.
Relative

December 22, 2015

Hard to believe its been 19 years tomorrow. You are still loved and missed. Rest easy Duane you are never forgotten.

Special Agent Joseph Burns

April 2, 2015

Duane Christian, a great teacher,baseball coach and human being"RIP" From: Gary Christian

no rank
Friend

December 29, 2014

Thinking of you today! Telling someone about my great uncle and a great man!! Never forgotten.

Angie
Niece

December 10, 2014

You are never forgotten Duane. After 18 years, you are still loved and missed. Rest in peace my friend. April 3rd 1996 is a day we will never forget.

Special Agent Joseph Burns

April 6, 2014

Missing your guidance as my mentor... Love ALWAYS

P.T.ERVIN JONES

Executive BodyGuard/ EMT
Mentot

September 16, 2013

Remembering you is easy
We do it everyday
You're always in our hearts
And will never go away

Happy Birthday!

Hugs

Reggie and Angie

September 6, 2013

Never Forgotten.

Duane, You gave up your life in service to your country. We will never forget you.

Joe Burns, Director of Sy/Special Agent
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
April 30, 2013

Joseph Burns, Dir of Security/Spec Agent
USPTO

April 30, 2013

Continuing to remember all that you are. You will always be loved until the of time.

Arleen Christian
Sister

April 11, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 30, 2012

Never Forgotten.

Duane, there were 3 of us at your grave today, sharing, smiling and remembering you. You gave up your life in service to your country. We will never forget you.

Joe Burns, Director of Sy/Special Agent
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

April 3, 2012

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